Crawl Space insulation

What Causes Crawl Space Damage in MN Homes?

Be informed about the issues that affect your crawl space.

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Even if you’re moving into a new home, you’re likely to run into issues with your crawl space, whether it’s with water, structural issues, & more. It’s important to be aware of how these problems start so that you can be aware of when they might occur and possibly prevent them from happening.

What Can Affect My Crawl Space?

Most crawl space problems originate with excess moisture or flooding in your crawl space. Occasionally, a leaky water or sewer line is the cause of moisture. However, more often than not, the moisture comes from the soil and rain. Crawl space repair specialists often refer to crawl space water retention as the clay bowl effect because of the tendency to collect excess surface water and moisture.

The excess moisture created by rain or a leaky pipe becomes trapped in the crawl space and creates an environment that encourages mold and mildew growth. That moisture can saturate and ruin any fiberglass insulation between your floor joists or damage the structural integrity of the floor joists themselves.

Another common problem seen in conjunction with excess moisture is the ability for pests and vermin to enter the crawl space and create a nest. These creatures can become a severe nuisance, wrecking your property and creating health risks.

Choose Zimmer Bros Waterproofing

We have years of experience, so you know we’ve seen it all when it comes to your home. If you’ve been affected by flooding, pests, foundation issues, and more, we will be there to help you. Don’t stress another minute about how you’re going to fix and pay for all this. Give us a call today to receive a free quote!

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