Crawl Space Drainage

Standing Water in the Crawl Space and the Problems it Causes

Standing water in crawl space

Standing water in your crawl space is not just a minor inconvenience—it’s a significant issue that poses serious threats to the health of your home and its inhabitants. Our extensive experience and reputation in home care solutions tell us that this problem can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and attract pests, creating an unhealthy living environment. This is why addressing standing water in your crawl space is not just a recommendation, it’s a necessity. Trust us when we say, prevention and timely action will save you from costly repairs and potential health risks. Let’s delve into the problems associated with standing water in crawl spaces and how our solutions can help.

Poor Indoor Quality

Indoor Allergies

What happens in the crawl space does not stay in the crawl space. Standing water in your crawl space creates a damp, humid environment that is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. It also releases unpleasant odors and harmful spores that, due to a physics phenomenon known as the “stack effect” will find their way into your living spaces.

Structural Decay

Mold in Crawl Space

Standing water in the crawl space is more than an aesthetic problem; it’s a silent destroyer of your home’s structural integrity. Over time, this moisture can seep into the wooden components of your home, leading to rot and decay, and compromising the strength and stability of your house, putting you at risk for costly repairs or even catastrophic failure.

Insects & Other Pests

Rodents and Pests

Standing water in your crawl space is like an open invitation to termites, rodents, and other pests. These unwanted visitors are attracted to the damp, dark conditions, turning your crawl space into their new home. Their droppings and urine create unsanitary conditions and foul odors. Over time, they can cause significant damage to your property.

Drainage Solutions for Crawl Spaces

Our sump pump systems, along with proper grading, will correct and prevent water from  pooling under your home.

Crawl Space Systems Level 1:
Basic Groundwater Control

Grate Sump Plus
  • The FastDrain™ System is a sub-floor drainage solution for crawl spaces, created to efficiently direct ground water towards a designated collection area.
  • The GrateSump™ Sump Pump System comes complete with a sump pump, liner, alarm, and floor drain, providing a comprehensive solution for water management in your crawl space. An optional battery backup system can also be included.

Crawl Space Systems Level 3:
Advanced Groundwater Control.

GrateSump Plus II
  • FastDrain™ System Drainage Matt System
  • GrateSump Plus II is a high-performing, battery backup system that automatically springs to action during power outages, providing double the water pumping capacity compared to standard dual sump pump systems, and ensuring your basement or crawl space remains dry and protected.