Protecting your Crawl Space or Basement from the Woes of Summer Storms

As the summer heat sets in, crawl spaces and basements face a unique set of challenges due to increased humidity levels and the potential for summer storms. These conditions can lead to excessive moisture, which poses significant risks such as mold growth, wood rot, and decay. To combat these issues and ensure the safety of your crawl space or basement, it’s crucial to take proactive measures. Dry Otter Waterproofing, based in Denver, NC, offers expert services in waterproofing these areas, covering the Charlotte, Lake Norman, and Hickory regions in North Carolina and South Carolina. With our reliable solutions Dry Otter Waterproofing is committed to keeping your space dry and secure.

UNDERSTANDING THE SUMMER CHALLENGES

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1. HIGH HUMIDITY AND MOISTURE

During summer, here in the south, humidity levels rise. This excess moisture can infiltrate crawl spaces, leading to a host of problems. Moisture build-up creates an ideal environment for mold growth, which not only causes an unpleasant odor but also poses health risks. Additionally, it can contribute to wooden floor joist rot which will compromise the structural integrity of your home.

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2. SUMMER STORMS AND RAIN

Unpredictable summer storms can introduce large volumes of rainwater into crawl spaces and basements if these areas are not properly sealed. Without adequate protection, the water can seep through cracks resulting in flooding and water damage. This can lead to extensive repairs and potential damage to belongings stored in these areas.

muddy water in crawlspace due to sump pump breaking not working

3. POWER OUTAGES AND SUMP PUMP FAILURE

 In the event of a storm-induced power outage, the sump pump, designed to remove water from crawl spaces and basements, will be rendered ineffective without a battery backup system. Without this essential device, the accumulated water can lead to significant flooding and related issues.

OUR SOLUTION

To safeguard your crawl space or basement from summer moisture challenges, Dry Otter Waterproofing offers comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we can help mitigate the risks associated with high humidity, storms, and power outages.

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A. MOLD REMEDIATION

If high humidity has already led to mold growth, our team is equipped to handle mold remediation, including the removal and replacement of moldy insulation. We employ proven techniques to safely remove mold, prevent its recurrence, and improve air quality within your space.

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B. WATERPROOFING SERVICES

Dry Otter Waterproofing specializes in professional waterproofing services that ensure the moisture levels in your crawl space or basement are controlled effectively. Through thorough inspections, we identify problem areas and provide premium solutions to prevent water intrusion, such as improving drainage systems and closing the crawl space with an encapsulation.

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C. SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION AND BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEMS

To combat power outages and ensure the continuous functioning of your sump pump, Dry Otter Waterproofing can install a battery backup system. These systems, powered by reliable AGM batteries capable of handling occasional use, provide peace of mind during storms or electrical disruptions. AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries are the superior choice for crawl spaces and basements due to their exceptional reliability and performance. These batteries are designed to handle occasional utilization, making them ideal for backup systems, ensuring that even during power outages, your sump pump will continue to function efficiently, providing reliable water removal and preventing flooding.  In addition to being often used for sump pump systems, AGM batteries are ideal for boats, RVs, and emergency battery backups for medical equipment, security systems, and communication systems.

Protecting your crawl space or basement from the adverse effects of summer humidity and storms is crucial to maintaining a dry and safe environment. Dry Otter Waterproofing offers comprehensive solutions to address these challenges. By taking advantage of our services, you can protect your foundation from the woes of summer storms for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and learn more about our effective solutions. Remember, when it comes to protecting your crawl space or basement, “You Otter Get Dry”.

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