Homes are typically constructed over a basement, cellar or crawl space. Historically, utility personnel have used crawl spaces to repair plumbing, electrical or heating systems. They are often dirty, dank places that homeowners tend to ignore. However, since they are underground where water is prevalent, crawl spaces often leak and accumulate water without anyone noticing. For this reason, homeowners turn to crawl space waterproofing.
First of all, most people don’t even consider water in their crawl space. They don’t realize the potentially devastating health effects that it can create.
Water below a home will evaporate into vapor and spread throughout the upper floors. The natural stack effect of a structure, which pulls damp air from the lower levels to the upper levels of a house, can accelerate this process.
In addition to the environmental pollutants that may enter a living space, elevated humidity levels will encourage mold spores to spread to bedrooms and other parts of the house. For these reasons, crawl space waterproofing is essential.
Mold links to numerous debilitating health effects in the elderly and very young. The New York climate exacerbates these conditions, making it imperative to fix.
Boccia Inc. has the expertise and knowledge to eliminate the potential for water accumulation in crawl spaces. They have unique crawl space waterproofing systems that will provide a dry environment and eliminate unhealthy moisture in a home. By combining drainage systems, vapor barriers, raised concrete floors and dehumidifiers, the waterproofing experts at Boccia inc. can create a dry, clean crawl space.