Common Issues With Crawl Spaces

Crawl spaces are well known for being damp, dark, moldy spaces all over the world, and for good reason! It's rare to find a crawl space that's been designed with traditional building science that looks any other way.

At the root of most crawl space problems lies two usual suspects: moisture and humidity.

But this does not need to be the reality for your home! There are simple, effective ways to solve nearly any problem with a crawl space -- and the moisture that causes so many of them can certainly be controlled!

The following articles are packed with information about crawl space issues of all types. We invite you to look through them and learn what's going on with your home. If you'd like a one-on-one meeting with a professional, we also provide free crawl space repair quotes to homeowners throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with your local dealer!

Mold, Rot, & Structural Issues

Rotting floor joists and girders in a crawl space

When a crawl space is damp or humid, mold and rot will begin to develop. These forces can lead to a wide variety of issues in your home, including the following:

Structural Issues

Health & Comfort Issues

Mold Damage

Crawl Space Flooding Problems

A soaked crawl space with fiberglass falling to the floor and pools of water everywhere.

No matter where it's located, flooding in a home is always the source of countless problems for homeowners. Whether from groundwater, plumbing failure, or a sump pump issue, this is one problem you don't want to ignore for long!

Types Of Flooding

Sump Pump Issues

Ventilation, Humidity, & Your Home

A crawl space vent well filled with leaves and sticks, with water flooding through

Crawl space vents bring all sorts of trouble into your home, including rain, cold, and humidity. They're also a fantastic entryway for pests! The following articles explain why these vents just don't work anymore -- and what modern contractors are doing instead.

Crawl Space Ventilation

Humidity & Your Crawl Space

Energy Efficiency & Your Crawl Space

A furnace and water heater stored in a crawl space

Your crawl space may be the home of your water heater, furnace, and many other utilities that need to be warm to work properly. If the space is cold, what is that costing you?

In the following articles, we explain how a cold crawl space may be costing you more than you think on your utility bills, as well as some suggestions on what you can do to stop this vicious (and expensive) cycle.

Crawl Space Energy Efficiency

Comfort & Quality Of Life

A crawl space encapsulation system installed

Installing A Vapor Barrier System

Building code is changing quickly worldwide, and is moving away from vented crawl spaces --permanently.

It's been proven thousands of times that vented crawl spaces bring in outdoor moisture and humidity, let in pests, and lead to a number of issues with moldy, rotting crawl spaces.

At Basement Systems, we pioneered a new way of protecting your crawl space from moisture and humidity known as crawl space encapsulation.

Today, this method is being used by contractors all over the world to help create drier healthier spaces.

Basement Systems Dealers install their systems with a 25-warranty that's transferable to the next owner of the structure. What a great edge to have when selling your home!

More on our Vapor Barrier System

Our Crawl Space Repair Products

Basement Systems Dealers have exclusive access in their area to a wide variety of products that are ideal for drying, insulating, and repairing your crawl space.

Listed below are many of the products our experts make available to local homeowners:

Crawl Space Waterproofing

Dry Crawl Space Products

Crawl Space Insulation

Structural Repair

We Have A Solution For Your Crawl Space Problem!

When it comes to crawl spaces, we are the experts! Basement Systems Dealers worldwide have successfully repaired hundreds of thousands of crawl spaces. No matter what you have going on with your crawl space, we have a solution that will help you!

It costs you nothing to meet with one of our certified experts for a free, no-obligation crawl space repair cost quote! Each quote includes an on-site professional inspection and consultation, where we measure your crawl space, answer any questions you may have, and customize a system to meet your needs.

Before our visit, we also like to mail ahead a full-color copy of our informative crawl space repair book: Crawl Space Science. Our book is jam-packed with everything you need to know about crawl spaces, as well as the products and solutions we're likely to suggest.

Our network of more than 300 experts serves throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We look forward to serving you!