If you have standing water in your crawl space it can be a serious issue! Standing water left in your crawl space means mold growth, which can negatively impact your home’s foundation. A sump pump and an interior french drainage system can not only solve any standing water issues, but they also help prevent flooding!
A sump pump is normally installed in the lowest point of crawl space; however, if there are multiple spots where water pools in your crawl space, a french drainage system can help to move that water to the sump pump. Once you have the standing water in your crawl space managed by a drain line, the next step is to make sure it gets collected and pumped out!
When Crawl Space Brothers install a french drainage system, we will gravity feed it into a basin with a lid that we bury at the lowest point of your crawl space. Inside this basin, we install a sump pump. Crawl Space Brothers use the highest quality Liberty sump pumps from YCS. This sump pump will kick on every time the basin fills up with water, pumping it up and out of the crawl space through a discharge line.
A sump pump is an integral part of waterproofing your crawl space and along with an internal french drainage system, you’ll never have standing water in your crawl space again!
If your home’s crawl space has standing water or the potential to flood, you should absolutely have a sump pump. Some states even require that a sump pump be installed when a crawl space encapsulation service is performed. The best time to install a sump pump is before flooding occurs or standing water pools.
If your crawl space already has standing water, identifying the cause of the water in your crawl space is an important first step so that any issues can be repaired. Many of your home’s pipes go through your crawl space, and if any of them are leaking, they can cause water to accumulate. It could be a landscaping issue, where the water is directed toward your crawl space.
You may have a water table that is higher than your crawl space and could lead to water coming up through the ground. There could also be a crack in your foundation that allows water to seep through. There are many different reasons for water intrusion, so be sure to do your research and get an inspection if you’re having trouble identifying the cause of water in your crawl space.
Water in your home’s crawl space may seem like a normal thing. However, you should never have excess moisture or water in your crawlspace or basement. Water and high moisture levels can introduce all kinds of issues that can negatively affect your home’s foundation and even your family’s health.
Even just a few inches of water in your crawl space can cause severe and long-lasting damage that is expensive to repair. Installing a sump pump can help eliminate the concern and worry of mold growth, property damage, and pests in your crawl space.
Installing a sump pump and drainage system in your home’s crawl space can save you the expense and headache of dealing with the issues caused by water in your crawl space before they occur. A sump pump is a relatively affordable preventative measure to make sure that your crawl space remains water-free. They’re also excellent for flood prevention.
Water and excess moisture in your crawlspace can lead to long-term structural damage and create health issues for your family if left unchecked. Many homeowners neglect their crawl space on accident, as it is out of sight, out of mind. Mold growth is especially dangerous and very common in crawl spaces.
Mold and mildew growth are nearly guaranteed if there is water in your crawl space. As mold grows in dark wet spaces, so your crawl space becomes the ideal environment for mold when there is excess moisture and water. Mold will grow on ducts, joists, piers, and any hard surface and will even begin eating into the softer materials, such as wood and insulation. Mold can single-handedly destroy your home if it is allowed to spread and grow unchecked.
Mold can also affect you and your family’s health if it becomes bad enough. The spores can get into the air of your home and cause health issues for your family. This can include eye irritation, excessive sneezing, coughing, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, and throat irritation. If mold reaches an extreme level, it can cause serious health problems, especially for those with breathing issues and elderly family members. Breathing in toxic mold can lead to asthma, bronchitis, and migraines. Even more serious medical issues, like obstructive lung disease, are known to develop from prolonged exposure to mold.
Water in the crawl space also allows pests to cause damage. Mites and termites are an especially serious threat, as they too thrive in damp, wet environments. Termites can eat away at the wood under your home and seriously damage your home’s foundation and structural integrity.
One of the most significant benefits and reasons that each and every home should have a sump pump in their crawl space is the protection one can provide from unexpected flooding. Flooding is a risk to every house; all it takes is one burst water pipe or a big storm to bring in unexpected water to cause damage to your home.
While we hope these things never happen, we can’t predict the future, so it’s best to be prepared. A sump pump can save your home from thousands of dollars in damage in the case of flooding.
If you want to learn more about how having a Liberty sump pump installed in your crawl space can benefit your home, call Crawl Space Brothers today! We offer a Free Initial Inspection when you call today. When you have a sump pump installed by our team of crawlspace experts, you can rest easy as all of our work is covered by our outstanding Transferable Lifetime Warranty.
If you have a damp, musty crawl space, reach out to our office today! We offer free inspections at all our locations including Charlotte NC, Nashville TN, Washington DC, Arlington VA, and Laurel MD. Our crawl space repair experts will help you to discover what is wrong with your crawl space. Whether you need mold removal, crawl space repair services, a dehumidifier, or crawl space encapsulation, our team of friendly, experienced technicians can solution your crawl space issue quickly and affordably.
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