Typical Problems in a Crawl Space

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  • Inadequate Structural Support
  • Deteriorating Wood
  • Moisture Problems that Lead to Mold, Mildew and other Environmental Problems
  • Insect and Rodent Intrusions

Let’s face it, crawl spaces are just plain nasty. Generally unusable. Serving as a breeding ground for mold and insects. In it, there are things that threaten the safety of your home. And pose health risks for your family.

Typical Problems in a Crawl Space

There are two types of common problems in your crawl space: Inadequate Structural Support and Environmental Hazards.

Inadequate Structural Support

  • Sloping or uneven floors
  • Cracks in brick, walls or block
  • Doors that stick or won’t close
  • Loose or bouncing floors

Environmental Hazards

  • Musty or stale odors or high humidity in the living area
  • Insects or rodents inside your home
  • Increased energy costs
  • Wood rot in the home’s structure
  • Standing water, mildew or poor air quality in the crawl space
  • Buckled hardwood floors
  • Condensation on air conditioning ductwork or equipment

Photos of Common Crawl Space Problem Areas

Exposed wiring in crawl space can cause electrical hazards.

Exposed insulation, when moist, can become a breeding ground for pests.

Damaged support stations result in sagging floors.

Wet crawl spaces can result in musty odor inside the home.

Damaged support posts can lead to uneven floors.