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Crawl Space & Encapsulation Problem Signs

There are many crawl space repair signs that homeowners can notice with their bare eye, such as mold, sagging floors, and wet insulation.

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Common Crawl Space & Encapsulation Problem Signs

There are various signs that you’ll be able to notice if your crawl space is in need of repair or encapsulation. It’s important to be aware of these signs, as ignoring them can cost you more money in the long run.

Mold in Your Crawl Space

Crawl Space Problem

One of the more noticeable signs that there is a problem with your home’s crawl space is mold. Mold thrives in dark, damp environments, making your crawl space an ideal home for its spores to flourish. Mold in your crawl space can cause allergy and asthma sufferers to deal with the effects as the mold starts to spread throughout the home.

Musty Odors

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Another sign of a crawl space that is exposed to the elements is musty odors. As the weather fluctuates humidity can form, causing mold to form. The humidity paired with the mold and mildew creates a musty odor that starts to spread through your home, giving your living environment an unpleasant odor.

Water in Your Crawl Space

moisture and water in your crawl space

If you notice water in your home’s crawl space, then you likely have a problem. If your crawl space is exposed to the outside, then water is sure to get inside, especially during heavy rainfall. If your crawl space is encapsulated, a little bit of moisture is normal; however, if you notice puddles of water, it’s time to call a crawl space repair professional.


Don’t Deal With a Damp Crawl Space. Experts at MVFS are Here to Help! 

Because your crawl space can directly affect the health of your entire home, being vigilant about the crawl space problem signs is important. The damper your crawl space, the more likely mold and mildew will start to form, as well as excess humidity. Being aware of crawl space problem signs, ensures you take the right steps to protect your Charlestown, Columbia, and Savannah crawl spaces. At MVFS, we want to make sure there is a problem before any work is done. That is why we offer FREE, no obligation inspections of your foundation. If you suspect something is wrong with your crawl space, contact us today! 


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