A bedroom community located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Dyer is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana that placed 97th on the ‘100 Best Places to Live in the US’ list compiled by CNN Money Magazine. However, just like any other community, many Dyer home’s crawl spaces can experience water seepage.
Water seepage is when water or moisture finds its way into your crawl space and causes a slew of problems from a musty smell emanating from the space to deterioration of the foundation. Thus, water seepage is something that must be controlled. So what’s the best way to control water seepage and keep your Dyer home’s crawl space dry?
Solutions to Crawl Space Water Seepage
The best way to control water seepage is through prevention. Homeowners should make sure that gutters and downspouts drain water away from the foundation and that leaking area of the home are repaired. Also, the foundation grading must slope away from the house. Windows should also be properly sealed and, if a crawl space has concrete flooring, it needs a working drain.
You can also add a dehumidifier in the CS, and a sump pump (with back up) installed in the lowest lying area.
There are many more ways to prevent water seepage, and if you can’t figure out what’s causing it, or if you need assistance in fixing the situation, you should call a Perma-Seal professional to ensure proper steps are being taken to keep your crawl space moisture-free.
Benefits to Dyer Homeowners
A dry and moisture-free crawl space or basement not only protects this area of your home, but it also keeps your foundation strong, prevents health issues by not giving mold and fungi a chance to grow, and leaves you stress-free in especially wet weather.
Stop dealing with water seepage and call a Perma-Seal professional today for a dry Dyer home.