A crawl space refers to an area of limited height under a floor or roof which provides access to wiring, plumbing and other utilities. Depending on the build of your home, you may have crawl space beneath your home, above your home or both.
While many people consider waterproofing their bathrooms and balconies, they often forget that crawl spaces are extremely susceptible to water damage. If you want to ensure your crawl space is waterproof, here are some thins to look for when inspecting your crawl space.
Crawl spaces are warm and humid and if any water enters the space, it provides the perfect breeding ground for mould and mildew. If you spot signs of mildew or mould, there’s a good chance that your crawl space isn’t watertight.
If you find puddles or damp patches in your crawl space, there are two likely culprits: a leaky pipe or roof leak. If you find traces of water around areas that have pipes nearby, then they are the likely cause. Check for spikes in your water bills to confirm your theory. If not, then a roof leak may be the cause. In this case you should invest in professional waterproofing.
After you have fixed any potential leaking pipes or roof tiles, then it is essential that you prevent any further moisture entering your crawl spaces. Crawl spaces should never be wet or damp, so if you want to keep your home safe and dry, you need professional waterproofing. Please note, in Queensland, all residential waterproofing must be completed by a certified waterproofer.
Looking for a professional waterproofing company on the Gold Coast? Classic Waterproofing provides a range of external and internal waterproofing solutions for crawl spaces and basements. If you aren’t sure what you need, we are happy to come out and give you some advice, along with a free no-obligation quote.