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Why You Need To Waterproof Your Crawl Space

Why You Need To Waterproof Your Crawl Space
Why You Need To Waterproof Your Crawl Space

Wanting a deeper look at the importance of waterproofing your crawl space? Here are three benefits that waterproofing can bring to your home.

When you’re thinking of all elements of your home and how to keep them in the best condition possible, your first thoughts probably don’t go to your crawl space. Many people often don’t even like thinking about the crawl space, let alone go in it. But what if we told you there was a way to improve your home’s overall condition by prioritizing your crawl space—without having to even enter it? Here at The Real Seal, we have not only compiled a list of reasons why you need to waterproof your crawl space but also given you insight on how we can help you do it.

Boosts Home’s Structural Integrity

Let’s start with the biggest benefit of waterproofing your crawl space. Who doesn’t want to make sure their home is as structurally sound as possible? We know we do. The crawl space plays a huge role in this. Basically, when moisture is present in the crawl space, it can not only damage drywall in the vicinity but also cause rotted wood and rusted metal as well as provide an ample environment for pests, termites, and mold. All these negative elements can eat away at your home’s structure and result in a very unsafe condition. Waterproofing your crawl space will ensure that this isn’t the case and that your home is as safe as can be.

Allows for Temperature Control

Humidity levels in your crawl space can directly correlate to the temperature in your house, resulting in the temperature being too high or too low, depending on the scenario. Not having good control over the moisture and humidity of the crawl space will result in having to run the furnace and air conditioner more to stay comfortable, which will cost you more. Simply waterproofing your basement can eliminate this problem altogether because waterproofing allows the area to remain cool and dry.

Prevents Moisture Problems

Once you waterproof your crawl space, you won’t have to worry about moisture seepage or water damage. Our vapor barriers will keep water from seeping into your crawl space, eliminating things such as wood rot, water damage, and humidity.

Reduces Energy Costs

Because your crawl space isn’t going to be as humid as before, your home’s HVAC system won’t struggle to counter the influx of air rising from your foundation.

Keeps Pests Out

Small rodents and insects love damp and dark spaces. Once you waterproof your crawl space, you eliminate the key factors that make pests move in. If you have pest problems, you’ll need to call an exterminator before you call a foundation waterproofing company.

More Storage Area

Now that your crawl space is dry and clean, you can safely store items under your home without worrying about them being damaged by moisture or pests.

Improves Overall Air Quality

Air moves throughout your home, so if you have poor air quality in your crawl space, it will eventually get to other areas of your house. So if your crawl space is damp and moldy, that air is going to impair the other area of your home as well. Poor air quality can be dangerous and harmful to individuals in the house, so another benefit of waterproofing the crawl space is simply keeping your loved ones safe.

If you want more information, check out our other blog on How The Basement Impacts Home Air Quality ?

The above benefits really show why you need to waterproof your crawl space. This isn’t something you should ignore or push to the side, especially because so many negatives can come from not getting it done. If you’re a homeowner who needs to waterproof their crawl space or who’s looking for a company that can do it for them, reach out to us here at The Real Seal. We can not only waterproof your crawl space but also complete foundation repairs and more!


Austin Werner

Austin Werner is the Owner of The Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Austin believes that having a highly trained and happy team is the key to success. This is reflected through hundreds of 5 star customer reviews his company has received online.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for pointing out that waterproofing can improve air quality in your home because moldy air does not enter other areas from your crawl space. I have a crawl space in my home and have never considered this. It would be smart for me to contact a professional that can waterproof my crawlspace and protect the air my family breathes.

    1. Hi Greta!

      Absolutely it is a good idea to get a professional to check out your crawl space. Due to the stack effect, we are generally breathing the air from the floor beneath us. If that crawl space is musty and moldy, that’s what is being breathed on the 1st floor.

      Glad we could help and thanks for commenting!

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