Attic & Crawl Spaces - Crawl Spaces

A crawl space's primary function is structural and is typically used in areas with high water tables where basements are not practical.

Care and Maintenance Tips Components

  • Crawl spaces are constructed with a positive drain through the foundation or into a sump crock to help evacuate the collection of the water in the crawl space.
  • We also install a polyethylene vapor barrier over the ground to help prevent the development of excessive humidity in the crawl space.
  • Crawl spaces will be ventilated during construction as required by the approved building code. Make sure the vents are not blocked at all times to allow proper air flow.

General Maintenance

  • Inspect the vapor barrier periodically and repair any cuts or tears found.
  • Inspect the positive drain in the crawl space for obstructions, such as debris, drain overflow and/or the sump pump.
  • Inspect the drain overflow and/or sump crock for obstructions and buildup.
  • Click here to see instructions on maintaining and inspecting your sump pump.
  • Keep area around the crawl space door opening clear of debris to allow drainage.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.