How Can I Prevent Water from Entering My Crawl Space?

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What’s the best way to prevent water from entering my crawl space?

If you’re new to homeownership, you may not know why this is such a significant question. Homes with crawl spaces or basements, just about all of them in Kansas City, are vulnerable to water intrusion, which contributes to mold overgrowth, floorboard damage, and ruined materials. This article will focus on ways to keep your crawl space dry and less susceptible to major damage.

Easiest Ways to Prevent Water from Entering My Crawl Space

It really comes down to water management, including how you handle common sense issues outside the home. A terrific way to prevent water from getting into your crawl space is by fixing gutters and downspouts.

Do they point the right direction and exit at least 10 feet away from your foundation? If not, then that’s often an easy fix that you can DIY anytime. While you’re at it, it’s important to make sure they’re clean so that you don’t get heavy pooling in the same locations every time there’s a storm.

Once you address that, you might look at your soil grading along the perimeter of your house. Is it positively graded or negatively graded and head toward your crawl space? Whenever your soil is slanted and directs all the runoff water toward your foundation, you’re at risk for cracks, which turn into full-blown leaks, and even serious flooding.

Groundwater Problems

Then again, you could have an issue with groundwater, meaning the water is hurting you from beneath the surface. This requires a reliable water management system. We have multiple options for this, including encapsulation and interior drainage systems.

Regardless of the option you choose, KC Pier installs everything with monitoring technology. This gives you the opportunity to not only fix the problem but also keep an eye on how the equipment performs, which helps you identify any lapse or anomaly in the system.

All the products we install allow you to keep track of water, humidity, and power usage. This even covers dehumidifiers and sump pumps along with anything else we put in there for encapsulation.

If you aren’t sure whether you need these interventions, you can always contact us for a free consultation. That’s where we visit your home, diagnose the problem, offer suggestions, explain everything, and agree on a solution (if needed). So, while the installation of a water management system will incur an expense (some options more than others), inspections are free, and will help you pinpoint the problem.

Other Great Reasons to Consider Drainage Solutions

Since we mentioned drainage systems, it might help to recall the many benefits of installing one in your crawl space or basement.

  • It not only protects your crawl space or basement, but a properly installed drainage system can keep the water away from other things like sidewalks, lawns, gardens, and soil.
  • You can finally get rid of those unsightly pools of water that form in the same place every time it rains.
  • This is also one of the best ways to save your carpet and appliances from water damage if you have a finished basement.

How to Prevent Water from Entering My Crawl Space? Call KC Pier for Help Today!

So, now’s the time to stop taking chances with all those leaks in your crawl space. KC Pier can help you diagnose, fix, and eliminate the problem. When we do, the repair service always comes with competitive warranty terms, which we will honor.

You can verify our service commitment by checking with many of our previous clients around Kansas City. Our years of dedicated foundation repair and waterproofing has earned us a stellar 4/9/5.0 star rating, according to homeowner reviews on our Google Business Profile. We also maintain an outstanding reputation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Contact us anytime to explore many methods to “prevent water from entering my crawl space.”

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Eric Scheele

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