Cool Rooms & Crawl Spaces
Cool rooms and crawl spaces are all too easy to forget about when you hardly ever use them. Like the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind.
A wet cool room or crawl space can cause not only structural damage to your home, but it can also affect the health of those living in your home. Standing water can lead to hazardous mold. One way to tell if your crawl space is in need of some attention is the condition of the room directly above it. Are the floors constantly colder than everywhere else in your home? Are your heating bills unpredictably rising and rising? Are you experiencing wood rot? All of these are common symptoms of trouble in cool rooms and crawl spaces.
Problems can arise in your cool room and crawl space when water is not being properly diverted away from the area. Oftentimes, gutters and downspouts are the main culprits. Depending on the severity of the problem, the soil surrounding your foundation may need to be unearthed while we install a more effective crawl space drainage system.
In some cases, a subsurface drainage system can dramatically improve the conditions in your cool room and crawl space. Alternatively, a vapor barrier can be installed to prevent the evaporation of ground moisture. A vapor barrier works by slowing air from passing through the area. As a result, it turns your crawl space or cool room into a stable environment. Instantly, you will find that your heating and cooling bills decrease.
Since 1993 Conterra Foundation and Repair has been providing crawl space and cold room support since 1993. Our years of experience of working with Burlington and Hamilton homeowners and finding solutions to their crawl space troubles will help us find the perfect solution for you in keeping your crawl space dry.