What a Wet Winter Means for Your Crawlspace

Over the last 6 months, we have seen no shortage of precipitation. Here at the shore, we have enough on our plate when it comes to Moisture Management.

With the amount of rain we have had, we have seen even the driest of crawlspaces and basement experience issues not evident in the past. To make sure your crawlspace or basement is up to the challenge, give us a call today to schedule a detailed crawlspace evaluation.

The Effects

During the winter, you will find yourself spending the majority of your time in your home, trying to stay warm from the harsh outside temperatures. But what if outside precipitation can make its way into your home? This is especially common with homes with crawlspaces or basements. Having a wet crawlspace or basement is an issue a homeowner may unfortunately face, especially in these wet winter months.

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What Causes a Wet Crawlspace or Basement?

Standing water and increased humidity can lead to a wide array of issues within the crawlspace or basement that affect health and home value.

In addition, you will be living in a cold environment which will ultimately increase your utility bills due to using more heat in your home.

A crawlspace or basement doesn’t have to be flooded to turn into a nightmare. Even a small amount of water can result in large scale repairs if left unaddressed.

Dealing with the unpredictable elements of nature can become stressful when upkeeping with your home. Choosing a company that specializes in Moisture Management and Diagnostics can save you thousands, all the while protecting the health and safety of you, your family, and your home.

We often find these conditions are caused by small items that unfortunately have large impacts.

The following are common contributors we find that result in damp, musty crawlspaces or basements and flooding in crawlspaces and basements located here within New Jersey:

  • Improper Downspouts
  • Grading Issues
  • Foundation Vents located low on grade
  • High Water Table
  • Poor Drainage Systems
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Crawlspaces and basements can be easily missed in our busy day to day lives. We want to take the stress off your hands and figure out the reason why you are having water issues to make sure it doesn’t happen again and recommend a solution that is right for your specific home. That is why it is important to have one of our trained technicians evaluate your crawlspace or basement this winter to ensure you are aren’t experiencing condensation issues that can affect the people living in your home and it’s foundation.

Contact us today to book an evaluation.

Coming Up Next

Spring is nearly here. Stay tuned to learn how you can be prepared for April Showers at the Jersey Shore!