Crawl Space Waterproofing in Richmond

Crawl spaces can easily be forgotten and neglected. Unfortunately, a neglected crawl space can impact the rest of your home, causing high humidity, poor air quality, musty odors, and high energy bills. At Stable Foundations, our Richmond crawl space waterproofing solutions can turn your wet, nasty crawl space into a dry, healthy, functional space!

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How Do I Know if I Need Crawl Space Waterproofing?

We recommend all homeowners invest in crawl space waterproofing as a proactive approach to preventing structural water damage and mold growth. However, there are some signs to be on the lookout for that can indicate your crawl space has already incurred substantial water damage. Because most homeowners don’t spend a lot of time in their crawl space, they’re easy to forget about. Unfortunately, the damage in your crawl space isn’t contained in that area and it can impact the inside of your home. 

Some Symptoms of Crawl Space Water Damage Include:

  • Musty odors: The stack effect is what causes the air inside your crawl space to infiltrate the air inside your home. If the air inside your crawl space is musty from water damage, it will eventually work its way upward and create musty odors inside your home as well.
  • Weak floor joists (structural damage): As water sits in your crawl space, the moisture can weaken your floor joists and cause structural damage. The water can also cause mold to grow, which can cause your wooden floor joists to rot and create structural damage in your home.

Additional Symptoms of crawl space water damage include mold growth, musty odors, weak floor joists, and pest infestation. Some symptoms are more subtle than others, while some have the potential to be very dangerous to your health. If you notice any major or subtle signs of water damage, it’s best to contact us right away for a free inspection for our Richmond crawl space waterproofing solutions.

BENEFITS OF CRAWL SPACE WATERPROOFING

Although you may not spend much time in the space between your home and the Earth, a clean, dry crawl space is beneficial to your entire home. A wet crawl space can lead to a variety of issues, including expensive structural damage. 

Entrusting a crawl space waterproofing company to install a complete waterproofing system is an investment in the health and safety of your home. Benefits of crawl space waterproofing include:

  • Protects against extensive structural water damage
  • Prevents musty odors from infiltrating the upper levels of your home
  • Discourages pest infestations, mold growth, and dry rot
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Creates a clean, dry, functional storage space
  • Reduces indoor humidity, lowering the cost of energy bills

CRAWL SPACE WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS FROM Stable Foundations

Like the sound of those benefits? Call Stable Foundations for the best crawl space waterproofing solutions available in Richmond and the surrounding areas! We offer the following products and services for home and business owners looking to improve the health, energy-efficiency, and integrity of their structure:

Hydraway® Drainage System

At Stable Foundations, our Richmond crawl space waterproofing experts use the Hydraway® Drainage System where a sump pump is installed to direct water away from the crawl space. Hydraway® systems guide excess water to a sump pump and push it away from your home’s foundation to prevent damage.

A backup solution, in the form of a backup battery case and charger, is also recommended to ensure continuous operation.

The drainage system works together in three different parts:

Hydraway® 2000

The Hydraway 2000 removes up to 70% more water than conventional rock and pipe “drain-tile” systems and never clogs.

Hydraway® 300

The Hydraway® 300 captures water at the foundation’s weakest point where the footing, wall, and floor meet.

Hydrapump®

The Hydrapump® captures water from the Hydraway® system and routes it through drain pipes to the exterior of the home.

How do I know which waterproofing solution is right for me?

Knowing which crawl space waterproofing solution is right for you starts with understanding the causes of crawl space water damage. There are many different factors that can cause water damage and require you to seek a crawl space waterproofing solution.

Flooding from Rainwater

The most obvious cause of crawl space water damage comes from rainwater flooding. As heavy rain pours down, it can quickly and easily flood your crawl space if the proper waterproofing systems are not in place.

Humidity

Crawl spaces are not designed for air circulation. They can easily trap air inside and become stagnant over time. As humidity builds up during the summer months, this moist air can cause the humidity to turn into condensation and result in water damage. It's becoming more important to protect your crawl space as summers in Richmond are getting warmer with average humidity above 70%.

Cracks or Leaks in Crawl Space Walls

Water is a powerful force and can easily seep through even the tiniest of cracks. If you have any large or small cracks in your crawl space walls, water will find its way in and cause damage in your crawl space.

Stable Foundations will help you discover the cause of your crawl space moisture problems and direct you towards the best solution for your home or business. Call today to schedule your free inspection!

Why Choose Stable Foundations for Crawl Space Waterproofing

We have proudly helped customers throughout the Virginia area with crawl space waterproofing solutions for over 25 years. As a third-generation company, we take pride in our customer service and work diligently to provide the best possible solutions to protect your home. Contact Stable Foundations for all your Richmond crawl space waterproofing needs.

Contact us today to schedule your free inspection!