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Why Should You Be Waterproofing Your Crawlspace?

Why Should I Be Waterproofing My Crawlspace?When you’ve got a basement, it’s fairly obvious that there’s a lot of room for things to go wrong. Any of the four walls could crack under lateral pressure and allow water to seep in, plus when you dig deeper the groundwater doesn’t have to go up nearly as high to get above your foundation slab and start doing damage to the structure and to all your belongings.

But if all you have is a crawlspace beneath your ground floor, you don’t have to worry about any of those things. So then why should you go through an expensive waterproofing and encapsulation service?

The answer is actually deceptively simple: a crawlspace is far more likely than a basement to be exposed to the elements, which means that your crawlspace is probably more vulnerable than a basement despite the added risks. Encapsulating and waterproofing your crawlspace means cutting it off from the outside world and all the insects, rodents, and mold spores that could otherwise possibly get in (assuming they haven’t already).

Encapsulation may turn out to be less expensive in the long run, too. For one thing, it cuts off a way for climate-controlled air to get out of your home, which means lower energy bills. It also transforms your crawlspace into an area sanitary enough to use as extra storage space. If your only alternative was to rent storage from someone else, then that’s another way you may be saving money.

If you think that you could benefit from a crawlspace waterproofing and encapsulation, and if you live in or near the state of Maryland, then call AA Action Waterproofing today to get a free estimate. We’ve been a family-owned business for 27 years and counting, and in all that time we haven’t seen a waterproofing job we couldn’t handle.

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing on November, 14, 2015