A town in Hanover and Center Townships, Lake County, Indiana, Cedar Lake boasts a population of just 11,560 with an abundance of hills around the largest natural lake in northwest Indiana - an area with 14.46% water in its geography, Cedar Lake is far from what you would call 'a dry place.'
Because of its geography, Cedar Lake residents are often troubled by water seepage in their crawl spaces. This moisture builds up and causes damage to foundations, and can also trigger mold and fungal growth. So, how does one control water seepage then?
Solutions to Water Seepage in Crawl Spaces
Some crawl spaces have concrete flooring which helps protect against unwanted water, but there are some homes with unfinished crawl spaces that can cause more moisture than its concrete counterparts. The first thing to do is to figure out the source of the problem. This can range from cracks and holes in the wall and/or floor, or it can be the result of poor drainage from the roof and downspouts.
Once you detect the source, you should then have the wood surfaces of your crawl space inspected for mold or mildew. Depending on the damage, you can have it cleaned off or replaced. This can be difficult to DIY your way through, so it’s best to call a Perma-Sealprofessional to help.
A professional can pinpoint the source more accurately, and can repair or replace all that needs fixing without causing more damage.
Benefits for Cedar Lake Homeowners
The benefits of having a crawl space that’s free of seepage far outweighs whatever costs you might incur from having it fixed. You won't have to worry about mildew, mold or fungal growth, your foundations are safe from rapid deterioration, wood surfaces are clean and won't degrade easily, and perhaps most importantly, you and your family's health is secure.
The peace of mind that comes with a worry-free crawl space should not be ignored! If you have water seepage in your crawl space and need immediate help, call a Perma-Seal professional today.