Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Water Get Into the Crawlspace?
There are several ways for water to get into the crawlspace. Groundwater can easily leak into the crawlspace when it rains through cracks in the block walls, under the footing, between the footing and the walls, and even through the block walls. Once in the space, it just stays there in puddles and evaporates up to the sub-floor and into the house. This can cause mold issues as well.
What Are the Negative Effects of Water in a Crawlspace?
Mold, cupping hardwoods, damp carpets, excess humidity, dust mites, swollen windows and doors, increased energy bills and health issues.
Morris Environmental has all the products and solutions needed to help you create a clean and dry crawlspace. If you want to know more about our clean, dry, mold free and bug free crawlspace solutions, give us a call for a free inspection.
Interior Basement Waterproofing - What is an In-slab Drain System?
An in-slab drain system is a great way to waterproof your basement from the interior. The in-slab drain system will collect all water intrusion at the walls before it enters your home. Due its compact size, the system is designed to be installed directly on the footing below the concrete slab. This helps eliminate the amount of concrete that needs to be removed and replaced. There are many great advantages to the in-slab drain system when exterior basement waterproofing is not an option.
Why is it important to dehumidify your crawlspace?
A crawlspace waterproofing system doesn't mean you now have a dry crawlspace. It is important to use a dehumidifier in your crawlspace to keep humidity levels low during summer months and rainy seasons. Morris Environmental has the perfect dehumidifiers for every crawlspace size and height to keep your humidity within acceptable ranges. This will also keep mold from growing in your crawlspace.
Do I need a dehumidifier in my basement?
It is always recommended to have a dehumidifier in your basement. The standard, store bought, dehumidifiers are just not enough in most situations. Morris Environmental offers a line of dehumidifiers for every size basement that are also Energy Star rated to help save you money. Keeping the humidity down in your basement will prevent mold from growing there as well. And, our dehumidifiers don't require you to ever empty out a water try.
I have water coming into my basement where the foundation meets the walls, what do I do?
The water is simply weeping in at the seems of your foundation from hydraulic pressure. This is common when an area has large amounts of rain. This can be easily fixed from the exterior or the interior. Morris Environmental can give you cost effective solutions to your exact problems. Give us a call if you see this happening in your basement.
What is hydrostatic pressure?
Hydrostatic pressure is pressure at foundations due to a direct result of an over-saturated soil around the foundation walls.
Does Morris Environmental fix foundation cracks?
Morris Environmental specializes in foundation crack repairs. If you have a crack in your foundation, give us a call for a free inspection and repair quote. See our quick how to video here for small cracks https://youtu.be/iQjRDvmNvzw.