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Water Damage in Your Crawl Space or Basement

Water damage can cost thousands of dollars to clean up and repair. But aside from the expense, water damage in your home can cost you even more in lost possessions as well as the gradual structural damage of your house.

That’s why Crawlspace Medic uses both preventative and remedial measures to repair water damage and ensure your home is structurally sound for years to come. With your home in good hands, you will have the time and peace of mind to focus on loving your home.

What causes water damage?


Anything from a leak to a gush of water can wreak havoc on your home. Some of the most common causes of water damage in your home include…

  • Clogged or improperly installed gutters
  • Plumbing leaks or burst pipes
  • Old or faulty appliances like washing machines and hot water heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Septic tanks and sewage backup
  • Severe weather conditions
  • Small cracks or gaps in the concrete of your foundation
  • Structural damage
  • Sump pump problems


No matter how it happens, Crawlspace Medic will help you both repair and prevent water damage to your home.

How much water causes water damage?


We typically think of water damage occurring from a dramatic event like severe weather flooding the basement or crawl space or a burst pipe gushing water. But even a steady drip or trickle of water can cause gradual deterioration to your home.

Any unwanted source of water in your home, no matter how much or how little, can cause structural damage to your home’s foundation, subfloor, drywall, and framing. Issues like dry rot, high humidity, mold, and even termite damage can result from excess water in your basement or crawl space.

As soon as you notice any leaks or water damage, call Crawlspace Medic right away. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection, make a customized plan to repair and restore your home, and implement measures to make sure the damage doesn’t happen again or in another part of your home.

How do I prevent water damage?

Most water damage can be prevented with relatively low expense--and save you a lot of hassle and expense in the future. You can prevent water damage from happening in the first place, starting with a home inspection of your basement or crawl space.

Here’s what you can do to prevent water damage in your house:

  • Clean your gutters and downspouts and make sure they’re in working order
  • Make sure there is proper drainage around your home, diverting rainfall and melting snow away from your foundation
  • Maintain your appliances like washing machine, dishwasher, and hot water heater
  • Identify and fix leaks right away
  • Caulk and seal windows and doors
  • Get your roof inspected periodically, especially following severe weather
  • Identify the cause of high humidity in your home, especially in your basement or crawl space
  • Make sure your sump pump is working properly and consider installing a battery backup sump pump in case of power failure
  • Consider installing a vapor barrier, encapsulating your crawl space, or otherwise waterproofing your crawl space or basement
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