Water can enter in several ways. Heavy rains, combined with improper grading around the foundation is a major cause. A leak or defect in the plumbing system is another. No matter how the water gets in it is important to get it removed as quickly as possible. The longer wet, damp conditions remain, the more potential damage may result. Floors can warp, dry rot can set in, mold can develop, and you may even begin to see higher utility bills as your HVAC system tries to deal with the extra humidity.
Getting the water out is only step one. Your crawl space needs to be dried back down. Gravel to help channel the water needs to be present or added, along with a plastic vapor barrier to keep any moisture from traveling upward into and through your home.
Call Dragon Restoration at (937) 428-2626 if you discover water pooling in your crawl space. We have been assisting homeowners with water problems since 1999. Our initial inspection and estimate are completely free and we answer our phones 24/7.