If you notice wood rot in your crawl space, it’s almost always a sign of moisture intrusion or high humidity, which needs to be addressed to prevent further damage.

Simply replacing the rotting wood won’t solve the problem, as the underlying causes must also be tackled. At Moisture Loc, we specialize in basement and crawl space solutions and can help you identify and fix the root causes of wood rot in these areas.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Wet, hanging insulation
  • Rust or corrosion on metal items in the basement
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • High humidity
  • Musty odors
  • Sagging or bouncing floors

Root Causes of Wood Rot in the Crawl Space

  • High Humidity: The damp nature of crawl spaces can pose certain challenges – and high humidity just so happens to be one of these challenges. If humidity levels are too high in the crawlspace – or anywhere in the home – conditions can lead to moisture buildup and wood rot and other issues.
  • Moisture Intrusion: If moisture is entering your crawl space, it will lead to issues. It could come into contact with building materials and lead to wood rot. It could also cause more widespread property damage and 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

Wood Rot 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.



Excessive humidity in the crawl space can lead to wood rot and a variety of other issues in the crawl space. Installing a dehumidifier is one possible solution. Dehumidifiers work by drawing warm air currents...


Wood rot isn’t something you want to downplay. It can seriously compromise the structural integrity of your home, spread into wall cavities and elsewhere throughout the home, and lead to mold and mildew growth throughout your crawl space and the rest of the property.

If you’re experiencing wood rot, contact Moisture Loc today for a free consultation and to implement a permanent fix.

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