Common Crawl Space Repair Issues – and How to Fix Them

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

Moisture in the crawl space of your home can lead to serious problems including mold, pests and even structural issues in your foundations and basement. Here are some of the most common crawl space problems that require professional solutions, from the specialists in basement waterproofing, Bergen County, NJ:


  • Spray Foam Insulation:


Spray foam insulation is a great product, but only if it is applied correctly in the right areas of a building. Unfortunately, if it is applied in a crawl space, all it does is trap moisture between the wall and the foam, causing the wood to rot and other moisture-related issues.


  • Fiberglass Insulation:


You may think that fiberglass insulation would be a great alternative to spray foam, but it has a similar effect. When exposed to moisture, the fiberglass soaks it all up, making your moisture problem even worse by attracting mold and pests. Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of high-quality crawl space vapor barriers.


  • Poor Drainage:


In order to stay dry, a crawl space needs a good drainage system. If there is not such a system in place, water will start to pool in the space, compromising your foundation, which can cause basement leaks and can even lead to the growth of mold. Drainage may be further compromised by the type of soil on your property, as soil with high clay content usually drains poorly. Your basement waterproofing team can develop an effective drainage solution for your space and install vapor barriers where needed.


  • Open Vents:


Air circulation is important in a crawl space, but it needs to be managed properly – so do not simply leave the vents open. Despite what many homeowners think, open vents actually lead to more water accumulating in the space, not less.


Basement Repair and Crawl Space Vapor Barriers – A Lifetime Guarantee 


At Bonded Waterproofing Systems, LLC, we offer safe, professional and effective mold remediation and removal services. We also offer a lifetime warranty on all our products and services, including crawl space repair and installation of our patented crawl space vapor barriers.


If you do choose us to manage your home’s crawl space repair, basement waterproofing solution or sump pump installation but are concerned about the cost involved, we are also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty along with the fairest pricing model in the industry.


For more information on our basement waterproofing and basement repair services in Bergen County, NJ, please contact us or visit our website at


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