The crawl space of a home provides a buffer between the soil and the home, allowing the home to “breathe” by circulating air underneath the house. Some crawl spaces house critical components, such as HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. But one of the most important reasons for a Topeka crawl space is to level a home’s foundation. Instead of builders carving out space in the soil and laying a concrete slab, some will create a crawl space. Although the house with a crawl space is not subject to typical foundation problems that arise from being built on top of the soil, there are still problems that can cause foundation issues. One of them is the quality of the air circulating under the home. Sometimes the soil and the elements can create unpleasant odors, moisture, mold, wood rot, and even termites that can erode the home’s foundation.
If you experience problems with the crawl space, it is time to call in the foundation experts to inspect it. Topeka Foundation Repair and Waterproofing have 20 years of experience, and we are a top-rated foundation repair contractor. If you suspect that your foundation may be compromised due to problems in the crawl space, contact one of our experts for a free estimate today!