Why You Should Consider Crawl Space Repairs

When most people build their houses, not much thought is given to crawl spaces. After all, nothing much happens there. It’s called a crawl space, but you don’t even crawl in there. It’s just an empty room with no function except in the movies for the ghosts to come out from. 

As much as the crawl space doesn’t do much, it is part of the house, but that’s not the only reason you should maintain your crawl space. Your crawl space is a prime target for moisture accumulation, and when it soaks up, you can be sure that it will get to other parts of your house; it may be slow, but it will surely affect other spaces. That’s not enough reason? Well, let’s look at more reasons why you should repair your crawl space.

  • Air Quality

A good crawl space means good air quality for your entire house. Believe it or not, up to 60 percent of the air in your house comes from your crawl space. You may not crawl there, but that’s where air creeps into your home. But you know what else crawls from there? It’s germs and mold.

Yes, if your crawl space is left unkempt, unsealed, damp, and moldy, all those germs and mold blow right in with the air, and you breathe them all in like that. If that happens, it can cause respiratory issues and, if left for a long time, maybe even a respiratory disease or infection. So, to prevent these potential health hazards, take time to properly seal and ventilate your crawl space. Repairs will cost less than hospital bills.

  • Temperature

Like it or not, your crawl space is part of what determines the temperature of your house. If your crawl space is humid, you can expect your house to be that way. But if you repair your crawl space and give it some waterproofing and cleaning treatment, your crawl space will be cool, dry, and, most importantly, clean. Another thing is that a cool and dry crawl space reduces the need to keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system running. Fewer HVAC costs? Now, isn’t that a good thing?

  • Structure

Inadequate crawl space maintenance can cause terrible structural damage to your home. This happens especially in cases where there is excessive moisture in the crawl space. Moisture is harmful to structure, and it comes for everything from wood to drywall and even the metallic materials in the structure of your house. This, in turn, leads to a good breeding ground for mold, which can grow throughout the house, even to the foundation, and if the foundation is destroyed, what can the structure do? Give it enough time, and your home could collapse. All because of a tiny space. Why wait for that to happen? Take care of your crawl space now.


Now that you have decided to take care of your crawl space, you also need to pick a service that will actually take care of it properly, and that is our team at B-Dry Boston. B-Dry is a well-renowned company offering expert crawl space repair and home and basement waterproofing services. We have professionals with years of experience handling crawl spaces of different shapes and a perfect customer satisfaction rate. Contact us today and get yourself a fantastic crawl space. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form!

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