Sump pumps are common devices used to prevent basement floods, and they work equally well in crawl spaces. You can’t ever take water damage lightly, and especially in a place like your crawl space, a water problem can quickly become a mold problem if not handled properly!

Standing water in your crawl space can cause a variety of structural problems and health concerns. Excess humidity caused by the evaporation of standing water or wet soil in your crawl space can cause mold growth on the wooden foundation and the bottom of sub flooring.

It can also cause warping or buckling of subflooring and mold growth in the living area of the building. If your home has HVAC (heating , ventilation, air conditioning) ducting in the crawl space and the system is compromised with excess moisture, microbial amplification may result. All of these crawl space issues can possibly create unhealthy indoor air quality.