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Crawlspace Flooded During Heavy Rain Event in Eugene?

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

A flooded crawlspace is shown. We restore water damage from heavy rains in Lane County.

Our local South Eugene and Florence teams respond to storm-related emergencies 24 hours a day. During heavy rain, water can flood a crawlspace through various pathways, causing potential damage and structural issues. First, excessive rainfall saturates the ground, increasing the water table level. As the soil becomes overwhelmed with moisture, it loses its ability to absorb more water. Consequently, the water starts to pool around the foundation of a building.

Inadequate drainage systems or clogged gutters can worsen the problem. Rainwater may accumulate near the foundation walls, and water can seep through any cracks or gaps in the foundation. Additionally, if the crawlspace lacks proper sealing or waterproofing, water can infiltrate through vulnerable entry points such as vents, gaps in the crawlspace door, or utility penetrations.

Poor grading around the property can also direct rainwater towards the crawlspace rather than away from it, further increasing the risk of flooding. The combined effects of heavy rainfall, improper drainage, and structural vulnerabilities can lead to crawlspace flooding. This can result in structural damage, mold growth, and reduced indoor air quality, necessitating costly repairs and remediation efforts. To mitigate crawlspace flooding, it's essential to ensure proper drainage, sealing, and waterproofing measures and address any structural vulnerabilities that could allow water entry during heavy rain events.

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When your home or commercial business in Eugene has crawlspace flooding or other water damage, our South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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