Why Should You Care About Your Crawlspace

dirty and wet crawl space - know the condition of your crawl space

Our crawl spaces here in the Pacific Northwest tend not to get much attention. Keeping your crawl space clean and dry is important for maintaining the health and safety of your home and your family. Here are some of the top reasons why you need a dry crawl space.



  1. Having a dry crawlspace prevents mold and mildew growth, which can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma.
  2. A dry crawlspace protects your home’s structural integrity, as moisture can cause wood rot, rust, and corrosion.
  3. A dry crawlspace improves your home’s energy efficiency, as dampness can reduce the effectiveness of insulation and increase heating and cooling costs.
  4. A dry crawlspace reduces the risk of pest infestations, as moisture attracts termites, rodents, insects, and other unwanted guests.
  5. A dry crawlspace improves your home’s air quality, as moisture can carry odors, dust, and pollutants from the soil into your living space.
  6. Maintaining a dry crawlspace enhances your home’s comfort, as moisture can create cold and clammy conditions in your floors and walls.
  7. A dry crawlspace preserves your home’s value, as moisture can cause damage and deterioration that can lower your home’s appeal and marketability.
  8. Having a dry crawlspace prevents water damage, as moisture can seep into your home and cause flooding, leaks, and stains.
  9. If you store anything of value in your crawlspace, a dry crawlspace safeguards your belongings, as moisture can ruin your stored items and personal possessions.
  10. A dry crawlspace supports your health and well-being, as moisture can create a stressful and unpleasant environment that can affect your mood and mental health.
  11. Having a dry, well maintained crawl space can help prevent rodents, thus protecting your insulation from damage. Rodents LOOOOOVE insulation. 


In the Greater Seattle area? Olympia, Bellingham? Would you like to know the condition of your crawlspace without having to go down under your home and battle spiders and potential wet, dirty conditions? Feel free to fill out the form on this website and our tech will come out to your home or business and get you a free drainage inspection and quote.

Wet crawl space, now what?

Northwest drainage - Standing water in crawlspace repair and fix

It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest. Often times home and business owners find water in their crawl space. 

There are many ways we can dry out a crawl space, but first we must understand how water got into the crawl space in the first place.

Our Wet Crawl Space Suggestion

We highly suggest inviting a drainage expert into your home to inspect your home or business. Their expertise is invaluable when determining root cause of your water issues.

Wet Crawl Space: Do It Yourself

Getting a pro out to your home or business is a smart move. However, if you want to move forward yourself, here are some things to think about and look for when addressing your wet crawl space:

  1. Water can only come in via three different avenues: From Above, from below and through the sides. That’s it.
  2. If there is currently water in your crawl space check to see if there are any signs of water rings (light colored lines on the footings, posts or liners. This might show how large of an issue you might have.
  3. Check your gutters and downspouts. Here in the Seattle area, we have lots of trees. Lots of trees means lots of leaves and pine needles. This debris can clog your gutters and allow water to discharge right next to the house, which will bring water into the crawl space.

Give us a call or shoot us a note via the website and we can get one of our techs out to your Northwest home and provide you an estimate. 

If there is water in your crawlspace, you might need a sump pump or a gravity drainage system. 

We service from Marysville to Olympia in the greater Seattle area including: Queen Anne Hill, Magnolia, Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton, Tacoma and everywhere here locally in the Pacific Northwest.