How to Prevent a Wet Crawl Space

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When moisture enters your crawl space, mold has the chance to grow. A wet crawl space can be the largest source of poor air quality in the house. In order to breathe easy, you’re going to want to prevent your crawl space from garnering moisture.

Maintain Gutters
The gutter system is meant to drain rainfall from the roof and redirect it away from your property. Gutters that leak, become disconnected, or do not properly drain water won’t be able to prevent the property from flooding. Prevent the crawl space from flooding by inspecting, clearing out, and maintaining your gutters multiple times per year. Add a splash block or an extra drain spout to help direct water away from your home.

Look For Slope
The next time it rains, inspect your property and see if water begins to pool anywhere. If your property doesn’t have a one inch slope away from your home then your property could easily flood. Look to have your foundation adjusted to prevent flooding within your crawl space.

Finishing Touches
Finishing your crawl space is a great way to keep it from hoarding moisture. Adding insulation and a vapor barrier will prevent any moisture from entering in the first place. You can also add a sump pump to remove water if there are emergency weather conditions and massive flooding. If the ductwork for your HVAC system runs through your crawl space, you’ll also experience savings on your energy bills due to the added insulation.

Preventing the crawl space from getting wet can be done with just a few simple steps, otherwise, you run the risk of having poor air quality in your home. When you need your crawl space cleaned and insulated, contact the pros at EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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