It’s a wonderful surprise, even to ourselves, that we have successfully completed 25 years of being in service to Toronto repairing every home that needs an awesome job of Basement Waterproofing. We are one of the few service providers who actually provide a free inspection of entire property as you call at our customer care number. But unlike other companies who send a sales person to sell service and to persuade the residents see faults even in their perfect homes, we send our expert technicians who are highly experienced guys in Basement Waterproofing Toronto. The technicians take their time and inspect the entire property looking for any minor or major signs of a leaky basement.
In our years of service, our technicians who inspect the houses, report a large number of crawl space waterproofing errors that often people do while the process of the construction of property.
So, today, we will discuss the mistakes and errors that people commit while getting their crawl space repaired. The causation of a wet basement always starts with a little dampness on the walls or the wet crawl spaces. Did you ever know that these crawl spaces could also cause serious health problems as they become the breeding ground for molds?
So, it’s crucial to get a professional expert repair you home’s crawl space fully waterproofed.
Here is the list of critical mistakes people make while getting the crawl space repaired:-
Installing a Fibreglass for Insulation
It’s hilarious how people invent their own life hacks, for example putting the spare fibreglass from home construction in crawl spaces.
Okay! We know that experts recommend the use of fibreglass for insulating your home, but that doesn’t mean, that it will work the same way for crawl spaces. Fiberglass is in-fact a sponge, it absorbs water and moisture. So, when put alongside the crawl spaces, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for molds and other bacteria.
Spraying Foam on Crawl Space
Yet another life hack! Just like fibreglass, spray foam is also used in insulating the homes, including any tight, enclosed spaces. But since, this spray foam traps the water and moisture in-between the foam and the wall, so, it is also not a good idea for crawl space. The moisture thus trapped within will spur the growth of mold.
Keeping the Vents Open
People put vents in homes and enclosed spaces to allow air circulation. Keeping in the same notion, many people increase the number of vents thinking that this will remove completely any remaining moisture. But this brings the opposite results. The moisture within the spaces rises up instead. So, you must keep the vents covered to avoid the buildup of moisture in the crawl spaces.
Inappropriate Installation of Drainage Systems
It is totally impossible to have a fully waterproofed crawl space as even the homes with highest level of construction will eventually have leaky basement. But by paying attention to the location and the structure of drainage systems for crawl spaces, you can avoid water from seeping down and the resulting buildup of moisture. There must be an effective and appropriate drainage system in place.
By taking care of the above mentioned mistakes, you can keep your basement dry and safe.