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Charleston Crawl Space Waterproofing

How do I know if I need waterproofing in my home’s crawl space? There are several indications that crawl space waterproofing for your Charleston home is necessary. If you notice a musty smell, that could be an indication that there is moisture entering that area of your home. Also, you may notice the presence of mold on the walls or floor of the crawl space. One of the most obvious signs is the appearance of standing water on the dirt or concrete floor of your crawl space. This moisture is more than just an annoyance. It can lead to structural issues for your home or, more importantly, health issues for your family.

Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions

It is widely agreed upon by building experts that crawl spaces should undergo waterproofing procedures for the health and safety of the building’s occupants. If your Charleston home needs crawl space waterproofing, United Structural Systems (USS) has the experts that can determine the best methods for your individual situation. The following methods are the most common:

  • Perimeter drains: These drains will capture and direct crawl space floor and wall moisture away before it can enter the area.
  • Sump pumps: This method is utilized after the moisture has already entered the crawl space. These pumps will remove the collected water out of the area.
  • Dehumidifier: This method helps to control the humidity in the crawl space, and keep it at a preset level to discourage mold and mildew.

The Charleston crawl space waterproofing experts at USS will evaluate your home’s unique situation and work with you to determine the best and most affordable solution to your crawl space moisture issues. Give our team a call, and we will be pleased to come to you and provide you with a free estimate!