In terms of functionality, a crawlspace may seem relatively useless to most homeowners. They offer less traditional storage space (if any usable) than an unfinished basement, and you certainly aren’t dreaming of watching the big games like you would be in a newly finished basement living space. But a crawlspace, if left neglected can cause major headaches all year round. Here are three good reasons to take a look around your crawlspace to make sure your home is fully cared for:
- Nobody likes cold floors in the morning! That’s right, an unprotected crawlspace can become drafty and contribute to a winter chill being funneled under your home. Not to mention, it can also put a deep freeze on your bank account in the form of higher energy bills.
- Mold and mildew thrive in damp crawlspaces. If you’ve seen moisture in your crawlspace after a recent rain or notice a musty smell, it might be time to consider a waterproofing solution before the problem becomes more serious. Mold remediation can be expensive if not taken care of early, so don’t delay in calling for a free consultation if you think mold or mildew may present.
- Did someone invite a furry friend? Sure, the YouTube videos of various types of wildlife making themselves comfortable in Neighbor Paul’s kitchen might be entertaining, but it’s not always as funny when the joke is on you! Spare yourself a “mouse in the house” moment by checking for any gaps or holes that may have appeared over time.
From waterproofing and vapor barriers to crack repair and entry sealing, there are a number of crawlspace repair solutions available to keep an otherwise unnoticed home feature from causing unwanted problems.