Posted on April 23, 2019 - 05:00 AM
by Charlene Marrero
Avoiding Moisture Under Your Home
If you see efflorescence on your basement walls and/or crawlspace and your crawlspace is perpetually damp and mildewy, you've got a moisture problem.
A natural spring, a high water table, a broken water or sewer line, poor grading and drainage, excessive irrigation, and poor ventilation are some of the most common reasons for a damp and mildewy crawlspace or basement.
What's a little water under the house going to hurt, you ask? Excess moisture can lead to a glut of problems such as repulsive odors, rotted framing, structural pests, foundation movement, efflorescence, and allergy-irritating mold. We can't stress enough the importance of doing everything you can to keep excess moisture out from this area of your home.
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Date Last Updated: 2019-08-17