- By Jeff Schleuning
- In Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, crawlspace waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Renovation, Repairs, Sump Pump, wall cracks, wet basements
Your crawl space may not provide you with much enjoyment, but it’s still an essential part of your home. If you ever need access to your plumbing, you’ll be glad that you have a crawl space and pleased that you took the time to be kind to it. You may think of a crawl space like a wet, dirty, pest ridden spot that you never want to enter or even look at, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Be kind to your crawl space, and it will be great for you.
Keep It Dry
One of the best things that you can do is contact a professional company that’s skilled in crawlspace waterproofing. A wet crawl space is an unhealthy crawl space. While you might not care because you assume that won’t impact your home, you are wrong. That unhealthy air can move upward and into your home. The result could be headaches, sore throat, wheezing, coughing, and other ailments.
Check for Pests
You want to make sure that your crawlspace is pest free. If you see or suspect rats, mice, or other rodents, you have to look for points of entry. When you find the entry points to the area, block it off, so they are no longer able to get inside.
Insulate to Keep Your Home More Comfortable
If you add insulation to the area, you’ll reap the rewards.
- Keep more of your heat inside the home where it does some good.
- Keep fresh air in the house in the summer.
- Much of your heating and cooling can escape through the crawlspace.
- Cold and hot air from outside can rise into your home if you don’t have insulation.
You may even find that you’re saving money on the cost of heating and cooling, once you’ve had the space insulated. You might be surprised to learn how much heat and cooling energy you can lose through this area of your home.
Your crawlspace is not an area that you use very often. It’s also not glamorous or beautiful, but it does have a purpose, and it does impact your home. Taking good care of your crawl space by waterproofing, keeping it pest free, and insulating the area all help keep it a safer and healthier space, which helps keep the rest of your home safe and more secure. Take care of your crawlspace, it deserves it, and it will help it take care of you.
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