3 Crawlspace Waterproofing Tips to Keep Termites Out Milwaukee, WI
A termite infestation can spell disaster for your home if it isn’t dealt with. Termites are a danger to the structural integrity of your foundation. If they infest your crawlspace, you would be faced with a weak foundation that would be a great risk to your home.
Termites thrive in environments that are damp. A damp crawl space provides them with the ideal environment to thrive. They will have food, moisture and a dark and comfortable place to breed and multiply. If you want to avoid this, the following are steps you should take.
- Keep moisture out of your foundation
Crawlspace waterproofing is the best way to keep your crawlspace free of termites. Waterproofing ensures that the crawl space is free of moisture. This is important as termites love damp environments.
Be sure to hire a professional crawlspace waterproofing contractor. They will inspect your crawlspace to identify sources of moisture. Professional waterproofing services will not only waterproof the crawlspace but also correct issues such as poor grade of the ground around your property, short downspouts, and leaking gutters. Addressing these issues will help to keep your crawl space dry in the long term.
- Install a dehumidifier in your crawlspace
If you live in an especially humid area, you should consider having a dehumidifier installed in your crawlspace. A dehumidifier will remove moisture from the air in your crawlspace. It will keep humidity levels in your crawlspace at a healthy level.
Crawlspace waterproofing contractors can help you with the selection and installation of a humidifier in your crawlspace. They will advise you on the best size and specs to choose and ensure that it is installed properly.
- Plan your landscaping with your crawlspace in mind
The landscape around your crawl space affects the conditions in the crawlspace. Your activities on the landscape will also affect the crawlspace.
Avoid overwatering your landscape. Be especially careful of the landscaping that is adjacent to the crawlspace. Do not plant bushes that have roots that spread out. These could damage the crawl space floor and cause moisture to penetrate the crawlspace. You should also avoid mulching around the crawlspace. Get rid of leaves and other debris that has accumulated near your crawlspace.
Crawlspace waterproofing is the best way to keep your crawl space dry and free of termites. Use the tips above to protect your foundation and your home from a termite infestation.
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