Is There Moisture Problems In The Crawl Space Of Your Current Home Or Potential Purchase?
When most people think of moisture problems in a home, the basement is the main concern. Has there been moisture seepage? Can there be mold problems? What can I do to keep the basement dry and safe for my family?
These are all important factors to consider for you current and potential purchase, but homes and commercial buildings with crawl spaces are areas that home owners rarely enter. Due to it being unusable space, problems usually go unnoticed before it’s too late to reverse structural damage from moisture problems and movement.
The pictures in this blog is a crawl space with significant moisture damage and rot to floor joists, ledger boards, deflection in support columns and significant high levels of humidity due to lack of ground cover and several other factors.
If you own a commercial building or home with a crawls pace, be sure to have annual inspections to ensure the building is operating adequately. Changes occur every year is structures in Regina due to changes in temperature, freeze thaw cycles and movement that change the condition of the building making maintenance mandatory for the safety of the building and your investment.
Always consult with a certified home inspector that has experience with local conditions and can advise you of the regular maintenance needed to protect your very important investments. The cost of an inspection is a fraction of the cost of major repairs needed after long period of time going unnoticed.