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Crawl Space Problem Signs

Crawl spaces are one of the least understood parts of a home, yet they play a major role in maintaining the overall health of your living space. When a crawl space becomes compromised by water and humidity, it leads to significant structural damage or a decline in the air quality inside the home. Thankfully, FSS is here to detect these problem signs early and prevent further damage.

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Common Crawl Space Problem Signs in Central & South Texas

Early detection is the number one thing you can do to protect your home and stop crawl space issues from becoming more serious. Our team has decades of experience, and we look forward to helping you identify the potential problem signs in your crawl space. Schedule your free inspection today!

Water

The presence of water in a crawl space is never a good sign because it leads to several serious issues that compromise the safety of your home. Water is a threat to the structure because it can cause wood rot in the very joists that support your floor. Furthermore, wet conditions can cause mold and mildew growth which smell bad and have the potential to release harmful spores into the rest of your home. A crawl space encapsulation prevents water from entering and minimizes the risk of structural and air quality problems down the road.

Mildew & Mold

Humidity and moisture in a crawl space often lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Mildew is not as dangerous as mold, but it can cause a strong odor and damage the overall appeal of your property. Mold, on the other hand, releases toxic spores that compromise the air quality in and around the home to the point of causing respiratory illness to those who live there. A vapor barrier will keep your crawl space dry and free from mold and mildew.

Humidity

Too much humidity can cause a number of problems, including things as simple as discomfort and high energy costs to more severe issues such as wood rot and mold growth. If your crawl space feels humid, we can help. Our technicians can identify potential humidity issues and install the dehumidifiers needed to combat them.

Sagging Floors

Some crawl space problem signs are easily identifiable from inside the home. If you notice a sagging floor or a gap between the walls and floor, there is a good chance your floor joists have sustained damage typically caused by excess moisture. Overspanned joists can be saved, but replacing them may be your only option if they have given way due to wood rot.


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The out of sight nature of a crawl space means most of these problem signs go unnoticed until the damage is too severe to ignore. The state of your crawl space directly influences the condition of your home’s interior, so please don’t take the out of sight, out of mind approach. Doing so will only cause more problems in the future and put you and your family’s health at risk.

At Foundation Support Specialists, we have over twenty years of experience identifying and repairing crawl space problem signs. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and get an estimate on the crawl space repair solutions you need.


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