When was the last time you even thought about your crawl space — let alone you went down there and checked it out? Your home’s crawl space is most likely not at the top of your to-do list. It’s in our houses, but we really don’t have much of a reason to think about it or check it out — until now.
By ignoring your crawl space, you could have some serious foundation repair in the future. Especially here in the south, our crawl spaces can end up being full of water and bugs if we’re not careful. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss four reasons you don’t want to ignore that oft-forgotten spot. If you head on down there and realize you’re now in need of foundation repair (or you simply need some tips for crawl space maintenance), then you can count on A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair. Contact us today for foundation repair in Nashville — we offer a free initial quote!
Excess Moisture Can Lead To Repairs
Your home’s framing is down there. Once you have excess moisture down there as well, your framing could end up seriously damaged. From rotting wood to completely deteriorated parts of your house framing, excess moisture can be extremely destructive. If you see this, you’ll need foundation repair. Foundation contractors can also offer basement waterproofing and other services to prevent water and moisture from finding its way into your crawl space.
Bugs And Insects Can Lead To Repairs
Here in Nashville and the rest of the south, we’re blessed with plenty of insects. OK — so maybe blessed isn’t the best word for all of those creepy crawlies that make their homes in our damp, cool, and dark crawl spaces. All of these bugs and insects aren’t just gross to think about, though. They can work their way through important components of your house framing and lead to foundation repair.
Dust, Mold, Mildew, And More Can Risk Health
We already mentioned that crawl spaces are damp, cool, and dark, which isn’t just a home for bugs, but also for dust, mold, mildew, and other debris or allergens. All of these harmful airborne toxins can find their way into your home, where they’ll hurt the health of you and your family. Foundation repair may not be immediately necessary here, but foundation contractors can install crawl space encapsulation to make the area no longer a hazard.
Water Can Risk Safety
Most crawl spaces in and around Nashville have water in them, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK. This water can seriously damage your foundation and risk safety. Our foundation contractors can install drains and sump pumps to remove this water and make your home safer.
Schedule Foundation Repair In Nashville Today
Did you see damage in and around your crawl space? Don’t stress — our foundation contractors can help. We offer framing repairs, drains and sump pumps, and crawl space encapsulation to make sure your crawl space is safe, and we also offer a variety of foundation repair services to protect your home. Contact us today for a free quote!