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Water in Your Crawl Space

Leaking water inside your home is never a good sign, especially if it largely goes unnoticed in your crawl space. 

Water infiltrating your crawl space is a warning sign that there are serious issues allowing moisture into your home’s structure. 

Ohio Basement Authority specializes in identifying the causes of water intrusion in crawl spaces and implementing effective, lasting crawl space encapsulation solutions to protect your home. Our experienced team is well-versed in the unique challenges homeowners face, ensuring that your crawl space stays dry, healthy, and structurally sound. 

After reading this page, you’ll understand how water enters your crawl space, the importance of promptly addressing the underlying causes, and how Ohio Basement Authority can help. 

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What Is Crawl Space Water? 

Water in a crawl space refers to any unwanted moisture that accumulates in the crawl space beneath your home’s main living area. This can range from visible standing water to dampness in the soil or on crawl space surfaces. 

The presence of water in your crawl space can lead to various problems, including: 

This problem worsens over time, especially if the underlying causes are not addressed. Ohio Basement Authority understands the nuances of crawl space issues and removes existing water, preventing future water intrusion. 

Why Your Home Has Water in the Crawl Space 

There are several ways water can infiltrate your crawl space: 

  • Open Vents: Open crawl space vents allow outdoor air into the crawl space, which introduces moisture that condenses on surfaces. 
  • Seasonal Weather: Extreme rain, snowmelt, or flooding can overwhelm the structure, leaking inside through walls, corners, the ground, and open vents. 
  • High Groundwater: A high water table surrounds the crawl space exterior with water. 
  • Poor Drainage: Negative grading, downspout issues, clogged drains, and a lack of moisture barriers allow runoff inside. 
  • Plumbing Leaks: Leaking pipes, water heater issues, and pinhole leaks in supply lines allow water to collect in the crawl space. 
  • Failing Waterproofing: Older, incorrectly installed systems or drainage problems within the crawl space allow water intrusion through walls and floors. 

Ohio Basement Authority conducts a comprehensive assessment to identify all contributing factors, ensuring that our solutions address the root causes of water in your crawl space. 

Can You Fix Crawl Space Water? 

Yes, water in crawl spaces can be fixed with the right solutions. 

However, removing standing water in a crawl space is not enough. This issue requires a holistic approach to ensure lasting results. 

Ohio Basement Authority specializes in comprehensive solutions that remove existing water and prevent future issues. Our approach goes beyond temporary DIY fixes, addressing the entire environment of your crawl space to create a dry, healthy space that supports the overall well-being of your home. 

How Ohio Basement Authority Fixes Crawl Space Water 

Remedying water issues in a crawl space entails several crucial steps: 

Ohio Basement Authority utilizes proprietary products to address the unique challenges of homes in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Our solutions outperform generic alternatives, providing you with the best possible protection for your crawl space. 

Why Address Crawl Space Water Now 

It is critical to address water in your crawl space at the first signs. Here’s why: 

  • Prevent Structural Damage: Water in your crawl space can lead to sagging floors and weakened support structures. Catching issues early reduces necessary repairs. 
  • Avoid Health Issues: Mold and poor air quality from a wet crawl space can negatively impact your health. 
  • Save on Energy Bills: Wet crawl spaces require more energy to heat and cool your home. A dry and well-insulated crawl space contributes to better energy efficiency in your home. 
  • Protect Your Investment: Addressing water issues now prevents costly repairs and preserves your home’s value. 

The longer you wait to treat crawl space water issues, the worse the problems become. Acting quickly and choosing Ohio Basement Authority’s proprietary solutions ensures you receive the best care and protection for your home. 

Contact Ohio Basement Authority for Reliable Crawl Space Solutions 

Water in your crawl space can lead to several problems, endangering your home and family. However, it can be fixed with industry-leading solutions. Ohio Basement Authority’s crawl space encapsulation systems are tailored to your home and backed by long-term, transferable warranties. They address persistent water problems in your crawl space, promoting healthier air quality and preserving your home’s structure. 

If you suspect your home has water in the crawl space, contact Ohio Basement Authority today for expert repair solutions. We offer free inspections to determine the source of the moisture and the best repair plan. 


Crawl space waterproofing solutions—including interior drainage and a sump pump—are the best way to prevent water from impacting your crawl space. Additional moisture management and encapsulation solutions, like vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and insulation, provide your crawl space with comprehensive coverage. Contact Ohio Basement Authority to schedule a free crawl space inspection and repair estimate.

DIY quick fixes are tempting, but we do not recommend them, as crawl space entry can be dangerous. Big-box store products are temporary fixes that do not solve the underlying issue. Opt instead for professional services that offer lasting results. Contact Ohio Basement Authority for a free crawl space inspection and no-obligation estimate.

Crawl space waterproofing costs vary based on the size of your crawl space and the repairs needed. Schedule a free inspection with an Ohio Basement Authority expert for an accurate price breakdown. We also offer no-obligation repair estimates and financing options

Ohio Basement Authority Service area

Our Locations

Akron Office

429 Portage Blvd
Kent, OH 44240

Cincinnati Office

1270 Hillsmith Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Cleveland Office

7950 Bavaria Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Columbus Office

2421 McGaw Rd.
Obetz, OH 43207

Dayton Office

70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
Beavercreek, OH, 45440

Dublin Office

5650 Blazer Memorial Pkwy, #124
Dublin, OH 43017