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Damp, Musty Crawl Space? What’s Really Occurring

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The crawl space beneath your home is susceptible to water damage, which can lead to musty smells that circulate up into your house. A damp, musty crawl space can be caused by a few different problems; let’s explore them together.

Why is My Crawl Space Musty and Damp?

Crawl Space Flooding

If your crawl space recently experienced any flooding, it can become musty and damp. Water can get in through your crawl space vents and doors, or leak in through your foundation walls. If there was too much rainfall and the soil can’t hold all the water, moisture can seep into your crawl space and cause water damage. More often, however, a damp and musty crawl space is caused by too much humidity.


Warm or humid air that gets pulled into your crawl space from the outside brings in moisture that can cause wood rot, mold and mildew growth, rusting metal, and higher utility bills. Mildew growth, in particular, causes an uncomfortable musty smell that will invade your home.

AquaGuard Can Help!

Our crawl space dehumidifiers can effectively control the humidity levels in your crawl space and prevent further damage. Crawl space encapsulation goes hand in hand with a dehumidifier because the encapsulation prevents moisture from getting into the space while the dehumidifier regulates the amount of water in the air. Our team can quickly and efficiently install a vapor barrier in your crawl space to seal off your space and stop a moisture invasion.

Whether you need a self-draining humidifier for low maintenance or your crawl space needs a powerful dehumidifier that can do twice the work of one, AquaGuard has you covered!

If you’re looking for contracting experts in Atlanta, Athens, Rome, Marietta, or surrounding areas, look no further than AquaGuard Foundation Solutions. We are the premier foundation repair and waterproofing professionals!

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