Your basement or crawl space can serve as a breeding ground for bugs, rodents, amphibians, reptiles, and other pests. They love to live in dark, damp spaces, so a lack of basement or crawl space waterproofing could mean rooming with unwanted guests.

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we offer basement and crawl space waterproofing solutions that won’t just protect your home from flooding, but the other negative impacts of excess moisture as well. With solutions ranging from perimeter drains to vapor barriers to sump pumps, your pest-free home—and peace of mind—is well within reach.  

We offer free evaluations in Marietta, Greater Atlanta, Athens, Rome, Blue Ridge, Peachtree City, Stockbridge, Carrollton, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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What causes bugs in basements and crawl spaces? 

Creepy-crawlies in your basement or crawl space are unwanted problems in general, but they also could be a clear sign that your foundation has moisture issues. A completely dry basement or crawl space floor is less desirable than a damp environment for most of these critters. If you start to notice unwanted visitors, it may be time to assess your foundation’s moisture levels.

Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop there. If you notice an increasing number of bugs in your basement or crawl space, chances are they will work their way into your house as well. Let the experts at AquaGuard keep your house bug-free.

Common critters in these environments include the following: 

  • Roly-polies
  • Millipedes
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Frogs
  • Snakes

How to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Basement or Crawl Space

The best way to get rid of bugs in your basement or crawl space is to resolve your moisture or high humidity issue.

AquaGuard offers the following services to permanently waterproof your basement or crawl space, eliminate critters, and transform your foundation and home into dry, healthy, usable space.

Sump Pump Systems:

Prevent water from entering your basement in the first place with a sump pump. These work to pump out any water from your basement and keep it dry.

Crawl Space Encapsulation:

By encapsulating your crawl space, you seal out all of the dirt and excess moisture to give your crawl space a clean and finished look. Not the ideal place for bugs and pests to live.

Foundation Crack Repairs:

Prevent water from entering your basement by fixing any cracks in your foundation, leaving your basement dry and non-hospitable to bugs. Cracks also serve as an often-surefire symptom of foundation failure, and these issues can escalate quickly. So, if you see cracks in your foundation walls, be it vertical, stair-step or horizontal, call AquaGuard immediately.

Drain Systems:

With excess rainfall, make sure you are channeling the water appropriately away from your home’s foundation with a proper drain system.

Wall Moisture Barriers:

Keep moisture out with high-quality wall panels. These will also help insulate your basement and keep the energy costs more efficient.


Once your basement or crawl space has been waterproofed and encapsulated, keep your humidity regulated and your air quality filtered and healthy with one of its patented air filtration and dehumidification systems.

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All of these services create a dry environment with no moisture on the ground, walls, or in the air, which eliminates an environment conducive to insect survival or infestation. Call AquaGuard today to keep your basement bug-free.