3 Common Signs of A Crawl Space Problem in Bay Village, Ohio

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 by Mary Lowe

Did you know that the issues in your Bay Village crawl space start to show up throughout your house in uncommon ways? If you have crawl space issues, you may begin to notice a foul smell or uneven floors. These problems may not be easy to identify so we have compiled this list to help you spot the top three common signs of crawl space problems.

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Sign #1: Foul Odor in Home


As moisture is trapped in your crawl space it can cause mold, mildew, and foul odors to grow. If the moisture is not controlled, that foul smell can spread throughout your home, giving you and your family unhealthy air to breathe. 

What To Look For

  • Mold 

  • Moisture in the area around your crawl space 

  • Displeasing odor 

Our Solution

The Basement Guys recommend installing a Vapor Barrier System. This system will control the movement of air into the crawl space which stops the ground air movement. Installing this system can also turn your crawl space into a semi-conditioned space. 

Another solution is our CleanSpace® moisture barrier. The CleanSpace® is a bright white crawl space liner that prevents any water vapor or moisture from passing through. 

Sign #2: Uneven Floor

If you notice that the floor in your living room is uneven, the cause could be from too much moisture in your crawl space. Knowing that your crawl space issues can be a symptom of uneven floors on your main floor is not commonly known by homeowners, and that is okay! 

What To Look For

  • Hard to store items in crawl space 

  • The uneven floor on the main level of your home 

Our Solution

We have the best solution for those uneven floors! The Basement Guys can install their SmartJack System, and these are steel supports placed in your crawl space that add extra support to existing sagging floors. Our adjustable SmartJacks can hold more than 60,000 pounds to support your home! 

Sign #3: Heightened Health Issues

Bad air quality throughout your home is not easy to discover. If you or someone in your home has developed new signs of allergies or asthma, crawl space could be the problem. 

What To Look For

  • Sneezy or cough-like symptoms 

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing 

  • Itchy face (eyes and nose) 

Our Solution

To solve this issue, we recommend investing in a dehumidifier, more specifically our SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier filters the air that runs throughout your home, keeping humidity below 55% so that mold cannot grow. 


After reading the common signs of a crawl space issue and you might have the same symptoms do not wait to call The Basement Guys. Avoiding the signs of a crawl space issue will not only put your family through unhealthy living conditions, but it can also cause expensive home repairs. Fill out our free estimate form here


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