Does your home or office have a crawlspace? If so, regular maintenance and evaluations should be conducted on it to ensure that its in good condition year-round. How long has it been since you looked under your home or office to check for water damage? How can you tell if there has been water in your crawlspace? What does water damage look like in your crawlspace? We can help! Here are two tell-tell signs that there has been unusually large amounts of water in your crawlspace that could potentially cause significant damage.
Uneven Surfaces or Dips/Holes
If you notice that the dirt under your home in your crawlspace is relatively level and dry, you more than likely don’t have significant water intrusion problems. However, if you notice sloping or erosion in your crawlspace, this could mean that you have unusual amounts of water under your home during times of heavy rainfall. You might even notice that there are dips or holes in the dirt around the perimeter of your crawlspace as water has, over time, made its own holding area or bowl beneath your home. The dirt may also appear smooth from water consistently running over the dirt for long periods of time. Neither scenario is ideal to say the very least.
Sagging Floors Inside Your Home
If you have floors that are sagging or bowing inside your home, this could mean that the floor joists are rotten or nearly rotten below your home. If your crawlspace is usually wet, it negatively affects the wooden joists below your home on which the structure is supported. If this is the case, you’ll need to repair or replace the rotten wood or framing under your home and seek out a professional waterproofing company to restore your crawlspace to prevent future water intrusion. Until then, you may notice the floors getting worse or even giving way in some of the worst cases and depending on how wet of a climate you live in.
Call An Expert
If you are still not sure if you have unusually large amounts of water in your crawlspace, call an expert. It’s always better to be safe than sorry later when the damage is already done. If you are noticing these two signs of water damage, it’s time to act. Reach out to a professional waterproofing company in your area with a good reputation. If you are in the Cleveland or Chattanooga area, give Stay Dry Waterproofing a call. We will give you friendly, honest advice in a timely manner. Give us a call today or visit our website at www.youstaydry.com. We look forward to serving you and your family today!