Basement and crawlspace waterproofing is protective, proactive, and at times reactive. Basements and crawlspaces often leak, smell musty and damp, and show signs of mildew and mold. This is due to water and moisture leaking through walls, floors and the joints between as waters in ground levels rise. Waterproofing ensures the long term health of your structure’s foundation and protects against the various health hazards of sustained exposure.
Reducing destructive moisture by encapsulating a crawl space or basement and eliminating moist humid air infiltration is critical to long term structural stability. Under the right conditions, toxic black mold can grow in as little as 24-48 hours. The “Stack Effect” occurs when warm air rises and is replaced with cooler air from the lowest part of the building, the crawl space or an unfinished basement. Nearly 40 percent of the air on the first floor comes from the crawl space. As heating systems run, mold spores and musty odors in the crawl space air can be pulled into heated/cooled spaces. Regular exposure to toxic mold poses serious long term health consequences for individuals exposed. Waterproofing can also significantly increase energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems according to industry data. Contact Royal Restoration today for professional assessment.