Basement/Crawl Space Mold and Mildew in Alabama
If your Alabama home has a wet crawl space or basement, there may be a danger of mold or mildew growth. To prevent mold and mildew in your home, contact a waterproofing expert from Nichols / Grout Tech. We can help get rid of water and mold in your crawl space or basement to keep your home healthy and safe.
Where The Black Mold Grows
Wherever there is moisture, there is a chance for mold and mildew to grow and develop. Water seepage in the basement or crawlspace of a home is often caused by poor drainage, excess groundwater or surface water from high precipitation, or a foundation problem such as foundation cracks or settlement. These issues can lead to a damp, moldy crawl space or basement.
Mold In Your Home’s Air
Although most homeowners do not realize it, much of the air that you breathe throughout your home actually comes from the basement or crawl space. That means that if the air in your basement or crawl space is infected with mold, the air in the rest of your home may also be infected with mold spores! Not only is this issue detrimental to the health and safety of you and your family, but mold in the crawl space or basement can seriously lower the overall value of your home.
Solutions for Mold and Mildew in Your Alabama Basement or Crawl Space
Fortunately, Nichols / Grout Tech offers highly effective solutions to get rid of the mold problem in your home. One of the best ways to solve crawl space moisture issues is by installing a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is made of a high tensile, water retardant material such as plastic or foil sheeting that is installed along the interior surface of the crawl space or basement. These barriers prevent the diffusion of moisture through the concrete, preventing the amount of water that can seep into your crawl space.
Dry Home = No Mold
Interior drainage can also help keep mold and mildew at bay. A good interior drainage system works to collect water that has seeped into the basement and pump it out and away from the home. These systems usually consist of drain pipes and tiles, and a sump pump system. The drain pipes and tiles collect the water and carry it to the sump pit, where the water is stored until the sump pump is activated. The pump then pumps the water out of the basement and away from the home.