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Standing Water in Basement or Crawlspace

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water in a basement or crawlspaces can occur for several reasons.  For example, heavy rain and rain associated problems often cause water damage in basements due to improper grading. In other words, water is not properly directed away from the home and therefore seeps in through cracks in basement walls or the foundation.  Deteriorations in foundation can also cause standing water in crawlspaces.  Another common cause of standing water in a crawlspace is humidity from the ground.  If your crawl space has an earthen ground of soil it can be very susceptible to high levels of moisture. Soil acts like a sponge for water coming from above or below.  Water may pool at the ground’s surface creating large puddles. Presently, this may not seem like a huge issue, but standing water in a home’s crawlspace can lead to structural damage, termites, and mold.

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale’s team of trained professionals know exactly how to handle standing water in a basement or crawlspace.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us at 662-281-2881.  We would be happy to answer any questions regarding the importance or proper extraction and how to protect these lower spaces from moisture and future damage.

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