3 Signs Your Crawl Space Needs Waterproofing

Monday, August 16th, 2021 by Kinsey Price


No one enjoys going into their crawl space, and many homeowners avoid this area at all costs. Now that summer is around the corner this marks the perfect time to waterproof your crawl space.

How do you know if your crawl space needs waterproofing? At Fortress Foundation Solutions we highly recommend waterproofing your basement or crawl space to keep your home safe and dry at all times.

Here we have broken down three crucial red flags that will notify a homeowner if their crawl space is in desperate need of waterproofing.

1. Your Crawl Space Smells

Does your crawl space smell? This indicates an issue right away! If your crawl space has a musty smell, this is due to water entering into your crawl space. Although a smell might not seem like a big enough reason to waterproof your crawl space, the scent is only one side effect of an unhealthy crawl space. The smell also indicates that the air isn't healthy. Most homeowners don't realize that the air that you breathe throughout yourentirehouse starts in the crawl space.

2. Water Damage

One of the more obvious signs that you need to waterproof your crawl space can be observed through water damage. Do you notice residue on the walls? Have cracks and gaps developed in your foundation? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might have water damaged crawl space walls.

Why is this an issue?

Water will breakdown the foundation, and this will cause the foundation to develop cracks and gaps. This matters because the core of the home's foundation is the crawl space. If these walls develop issues, then the levels on top of the crawl space will also develop structural issues.

3. Fallen Insulation

How could your fallen insulation have anything to do with water leaks? When water leaks into a crawl space with fiberglass insulation, this type of insulation will soak up the water through the air, causing it to fall. At Fortress Foundation Solutions, we never recommend installing fiberglass insulation in any crawl space, but this type of insulation has been popular in the past which means many homeowners could be affected. If you notice your insulation on the ground, give us a call to see how we can serve you!

If you are looking for a crawl space waterproofing company in Boonsboro and the surrounding areas, look no further than Fortress Foundation Solutions!

Call us today at 1-844-877-3244 or contact us online for a free estimate!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Fortress Foundation Solutions
147 Mill Ridge Rd #234
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Fortress Foundation Solutions
5305 Jefferson Pike
Frederick, MD 21703