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Say Goodbye to Your Damp, Musty Crawl Space!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 by Madison Rudesill


Crawl Space Repair

Did you know that American Waterworks specializes in crawl space encapsulation and crawl space supports? In fact, many homeowners aren’t aware that their crawl space needs repair, or how to find the right contractor once they realize they have a problem. Not all homes have crawl spaces, but for those that do, it’s important to be able to recognize the problems that could arise. Here are a few signs that your crawl space may need repair and encapsulation:

  • Weak and sagging floors
  • High humidity throughout the home
  • Mold growth
  • Allergies affecting the inhabitants of the home
  • Mildew/musty smell
  • High energy bills
  • Insect problems
  • Sweating windows
  • Wet insulation

Solutions

Sealing your crawl space doors and vents stops the cycle of cold, humidity, and moisture entering from the outside air. However, water can still enter your crawlspace in many ways. To eliminate any sources of flooding in your crawl space, a crawl space drain and sump pump system should be installed. This eliminates the possibility of your crawl space flooding, but moisture can still enter directly through the concrete or dirt floor in the form of water vapor. To stop moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls, a crawl space vapor barrier should be installed. Our durable liner will protect your crawl space from moisture, mildew, mold growth, pests and it will help reduce energy costs. It also can add valuable storage space to your home.

Weak, sagging floors and rotting floor joists are another challenges you may face with your crawl space. If your crawl space ceiling is sagging or damaged by prolonged mold and rot, the next step is to install our crawl space support jacks to help restore your structure. This will help your floors stay even and stop any structural sagging upstairs.

What Can American Waterworks Do For You?

If you’re experiencing similar issues with your crawl space, contact American Waterworks to receive a free inspection and quote. American Waterworks has a wide array of crawl space repair solutions and products to solve your crawl space challenges. With over 30 years of experience and over 25,000 customers served, you can trust that you’re in good hands when you choose to work with our home repair experts.

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Before Crawl Space Encapsulation

 After Crawl Space Encapsulation

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1307 Valleyhigh Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901
1-507-200-2737


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4119 14th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
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