Causes of Crawl Space Problems
Water is arguably the worst thing that can enter a crawl space. It’s a catalyst for many different problems and can create unhealthy conditions.
What Causes Crawl Space Problems?
Crawl spaces can experience many different problems. The cause of these problems primarily comes from water intrusion or settlement. Both water and settlement can cause structural and health-related issues in your crawl space and cause serious problems for your home.
Problems Caused from Settlement
As the soils in the ground shift due to changing weather conditions, they can cause your home to settle into the ground as they can no longer support the weight of your home. The more soils settle, the more damage they can cause to your crawl space.
The walls and floor joists of your crawl space are built to withstand the weight of your home, but settlement can put massive amounts of added pressure on your crawl space and cause structural damage. Saturated floor joists become weak and can result in sagging or uneven floors inside your home.
Avoid Crawl Space Problems for a Healthy Home
Healthy Homes of Michigan has made it our priority to keep our customers’ homes safe and healthy. When it comes to crawl spaces, leave it to our experts to diagnose the problem and provide a recommendation for a proper solution. Contact us today for your evaluation!