How To Know If Water Is Seeping In Through Your Crawl space
Crawl spaces can harbor moisture in many ways, and your crawlspace may just be the problem area that allows mold and mildew growth in your basement. Crawl spaces are often an area of the home that few frequent and few check, as they seem to be an attractive place to hang out only for spiders, dampness, and those old holiday decorations. However, crawl spaces may have small cracks or spaces present to allow moisture to seep in, and since they often don’t allow for much circulation, the humidity will often stick in the crawlspace for the long haul to create a perfect moist environment for mold growth.
There are many ways in which you can check if your crawl space is the home of your mold growth, and these can be done by yourself or by the help of a professional like one of our own at AA Action Waterproofing. Water seepage within your crawlspace can be easy to detect, but you first will need to know just what you’re looking for.
If you see mold or mildew within your crawl space, it can be pretty safe to assume that you have water seeping through, although this could indicate stuck moisture as well. In some instances, the general humidity of a basement will be much worse within a crawl space due to the lack of air circulation within the small area, and this causes a prime environment for mold and mildew to grow. The best way to check if the situation is a seepage one or a stuck moisture one is to see if you can physically detect any spaces where there appears to be water getting through, and this is best done during the most likely times for this to occur. While it’s raining, or while the snow is melting in the spring, go into your crawl space with a flashlight and see if you can find any areas where moisture is coming in, as this should be more easily detectable during these times.
Crawl spaces are tricky areas for moisture, but they are regions that should be taken care of in terms of waterproofing, At AA Action Waterproofing, we can take care to make sure your crawl space is left moisture free and safe, as we help you to avoid the growth of mold and mildew in your home.