2 Ways To Waterproof Your Crawl Space

16 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Crawl spaces make it easy for people to get in under your house so that they can access things like your utilities and work on your house. They are often at least partly underground and are part of your foundation. The issue is that if there is a lot of water around the area or if your foundation is damaged, you can end up with a lot of water in your crawl space. That can cause more damage to your crawl space, and it can also do things like let mold and mildew grow and then spread out into your house. If you are having issues with water in your crawl space, you want to make sure that you get it fixed as soon as possible. There are various ways that you can get your crawl space waterproofed. 


One thing that you can do is to have a waterproof membrane installed in your crawl space. The installer will crawl under your house and then install these membranes. The membranes will go on the floor of the crawl space, as well as the walls and the ceiling area. That will keep all the moisture out of the crawl space and keep any moisture that does manage to get into the crawl space or any moisture that is already there from getting into your house. It may take some time for the crawl space to be completely dried out, so the installer may put a dehumidifier in the crawl space to dry it out before they install the membrane to eliminate as much moisture risk as possible. 

French Drains

Another way to waterproof your crawl space is to install French drains. These drains are actually trenches that are dug around the house. The trenches then have pipes with holes drilled into them so that the water can run into them and then get carried away to be disposed of. The trenches will also have gravel placed on top of the pipes so that the dirt can't get into the pipes and block the holes. Putting French drains around the house as well as installing membranes can be a really good choice. 

If you have problems with water in your crawl space, there are a number of things that you can do in order to waterproof your crawl space so that no more water can get into it and cause more damage. Contact a crawl space waterproofing contractor for more information.