3 Reasons Why You Should Waterproof Your Crawl Space

Many homes are equipped with crawl spaces, and a lot of these crawl spaces are not finished. A crawl space is typically to the outside in some way to allow air circulation; a crawl space is also often built to make it easier to install and repair the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC system inside a home. However, an unfinished crawl space also comes with its owns issues. If you are a homeowner and are considering your next home improvement project, you may want to seriously consider having your home's crawl space professionally waterproofed. There are a number of reasons to waterproof your crawl space, such as the following.

Prevent the Growth of Mold and Mildew

Since an unfinished crawl space is open to the elements, it means that it is also prone to being exposed to excess moisture. When this happens,it does not take long for mold and mildew to begin growing—both things tend to grow and thrive in dark,damp places. No one wants to deal with a mold or mildew problem in their home, especially mold since some types can cause health issues. One of the easiest ways to prevent mold and mildew from growing in your home's crawl space is by having the area waterproofed by a professional.

Create Extra Storage Space

Almost all homeowners want extra storage in their home, especially as their family grows and they have more belongings. But, it is not uncommon for people to run out of room for storage in their closets, garage, and attics. If you are in desperate need of more storage space in your home, waterproofing the crawlspace is an excellent idea. Many crawl spaces are quite large in size, so they make a great place to store belongings that you may not need year round. When the crawl space is waterproofed, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that the belongings being stored in the crawl space are safe from water damage.

Protect Your Home's Foundation

When it comes to home repairs, the last thing any homeowner wants is to learn that their foundation has major damage and needs extensive, and costly, repairs. One of the biggest causes of major foundation problems is exposure to excess moisture. If you home has an unfinished crawl space, there is a good chance that your foundation and the surrounding soil is inundated with excessive moisture after heavy rainfalls or when snow is melting. Waterproofing the crawlspace is a great way to help prevent major foundation problems. 

For more information, reach out to companies like Central Penn Waterproofing.