There can be several signs that will indicate it might be necessary to waterproof your crawlspace. One of the most obvious signs is standing water on the crawl space floor, or a crystallized mineral deposit where a pool of water once stood. In the case where a crawl space has a dirt floor, the presence of wet or muddy soil can also indicate that a waterproofing system should probably be installed.
In the event that you need crawlspace waterproofing, there are many steps that you can take. A perimeter drain pipe can be installed that is designed to capture seepage along the crawl space wall and floor or some drainage matting can be laid, which is a dimpled plastic sheet of material that helps promote good drainage over the entire crawl space floor. You can install a good quality sump pump system, including a battery backup that will keep working even when the power goes out, and a dehumidifier can be placed in the space where it will dry out any dampness in the crawl space as well as automatically maintain a pre-set humidity level.
The added benefit of crawlspace waterproofing is that controlling the crawl space humidity gives you the ability to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, so contact us today for a free estimate!