Craw space helpful tips
For some craw space is the last thing any worries about. It's the part of the home you don't see. But, it is the one thing that can help your home stay intact. Prolonged water in your craw space can cause serious problems not only to your home but to your pocket as well.
Prolonged water in craw space long term damage:
Over time beams, joists and subflooring may start to rot.
If prolonged water goes unnoticed mold will also be an issue.
Things to do to prevent water damage in craw space:
Check your vapor barrier cracks, tears, or frayed.
Make sure down spouts are directed in a way that water flows away from your craw space
If you live in a flood zone consider a foundation drain system
Install a sump pump with a battery backup