Leaks in your crawlspace are a pain to repair. The biggest challenge is locating the source of those leaks. Looking for leaks and repairing the damage will prevent long-term damage and airborne illnesses from infiltrating the home. The question is, where to check for leaks?
There is a multitude of water sources throughout your home. However, finding the location helps you contact the proper contractor. Check your:
Once you find the dreaded source of your leak, you need to ensure that you contact the proper contractor. First, check your garden hose, water outlets, and plumbing to ensure they shut off entirely. Washing machines and HVAC have specific contractors. The complications come from mysterious flooding, roof leaks, and condensation. Plumbing could be to blame, but you never can be sure. Here is a checklist with instructions on where to check for leaks:
Foundation repair contractors can discover if the flooding is from a cracked foundation, storm overflow, or moisture retention from condensation. Once the foundation team determines the cause of the moisture, you can choose from the following courses of action:
If you are in a tight financial situation, start with a dehumidifier or sump pump, and then move on to a finance plan with your foundation repair team. Foundation repair can cost upwards of $10,000s. It is best to check your foundation before moving into encapsulation. Encapsulation may need removal for foundation repair. Find a company, such as Atlantic Foundation. Companies like ours offer free consultations. Hopefully, you will not need foundation repair.