When the humidity is high and conditions are damp, mold can start to grow within 48 hours. Its effects can be far-reaching, as mold can be damaging to both your property and your health. Exposure to mold can lead to intensified allergies, headaches, respiratory problems, brain fog, and other health symptoms.

If you have mold growth in your crawl space, it’s important to address it quickly and also identify and address the factors causing it to grow. Otherwise, you are likely to sustain more property damage and end up with a more significant and expensive cleanup in the long run.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Wood rot
  • Wet insulation
  • Dampness or wetness on walls and floors
  • Musty odors
  • Rust or corrosion on metal items
  • Condensation on plumbing lines

Root Causes of Mold Growth in the Crawl Space

  • High Humidity: The damp nature of crawl spaces can pose certain challenges, one being high humidity. If humidity levels are too high in the crawl space, conditions can give way to moisture buildup and subsequent mold and mildew growth.
  • Moisture Intrusion: Water in your crawl space following rainfall is likely coming in through a crack or gap in the foundation. When there’s moisture in your crawl space, it can do more than just damage property and lead to wood rot; it creates a perfect haven for mold growth.

If you’re experiencing any of these concerns, schedule a free consultation to discover how you can eliminate these issues for good.

Permanent Solutions for

Mold Growth in the Crawl Space

Crawl Space Waterproofing

Crawl space waterproofing can eliminate moisture problems in this problem area of the home for good. Both exterior and/or interior waterproofing systems can keep the crawl space dry and also prevent mold growth and musty...


Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation adds a moisture barrier to the floor to completely seal the crawl space off. Drains are also commonly installed with encapsulation to remove any unwanted water.


Crawl Space Dehumidification

Taking moisture out of the air with a dehumidifier is one solution to help prevent mold and mildew growth in the crawl space. Dehumidifiers work by drawing warm air currents into the machine. As warm...


Mold is more than just unsightly, it can destroy your property and belongings and pose a health hazard within the household. That’s why mold should always be professionally remediated and any underlying causes addressed to prevent it from coming back. Contact Moisture Loc today for a free consultation and to remove any moisture issues for good.

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