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Dependable Crawl Space Repair in Lincoln

A Wet Crawl Space, Sagging Floors, and Musty Odors? Groundworks has the solutions in Lincoln.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Lincoln

If you live above a crawl space in Lincoln, musty smells, uneven floors, and high energy bills are all problem signs you are all too aware of. Although the area’s soil is not doing you any favors, it’s Lincoln’s drastic temperature changes and high humidity levels that cause serious problems for crawl spaces. Located in the Great Plains region, but far away from mountains or water, the Lincoln summers are hot and humid and the winters are freezing cold.

These large temperature swings and humid air cause moisture to be trapped in Lincoln crawl spaces that have open vents and are not sealed. Open vents were once considered good building practice, with the idea being humid air would flow in and out freely. But today, we know instead of air flowing out, air actually gets trapped below your home. When new air mixes with existing air in the crawl space, the humidity level increases substantially. Once the level of water in the air reaches 100 percent, it becomes condensation. Think of water droplets on a cold glass outside in the summer.

Condensation can lead to all types of crawl space problems, including mold, mildew, and wood rot. Wood rot threatens the structural integrity of your home. Mold needs about 60 percent humidity to grow. Given Lincoln’s humid climate, mold problems are all too prevalent in homeowners’ crawl spaces. Mold left untreated can weaken the wood in the crawl space, and since most of the wood is pertinent to the home’s structural condition, it should be addressed very quickly.

Often a crawl space is not visited by homeowners because they are dark, dirty, and all-around uncomfortable. Still, we recommend someone expect the crawl space at least once a year to look for signs of flooding or water leaks, bowing or cracked foundation walls, mold and mildew, or insect infestations.

Outside the crawl space there are still several problem signs to be aware of. Take a look at the foundation walls, where the home meets the ground. Look for cracking, vertical, horizontal, or stair-stepping. Inside the home, look for gaps between the floor and floorboards, sagging, spongey or bouncy floors, musty odors, and unexplained high energy bills. These are all signs of a crawl space problem that needs to be addressed by an expert.

Groundworks has proven crawl space encapsulation solutions for Lincoln homeowners. Our crawl space experts will do a full inspection and determine the cause of the problem. Popular solutions include crawl space waterproofing by installing an interior drainage system and a sump pump as well as sealing the crawl space with encapsulation. Our encapsulation system involves shutting vents as well as sealing the wall and floors using our high-quality vapor barrier. This repair solution also offers the best way to keep insects and pests from entering since you are eliminating their damp, dark desired area.

Groundworks is your local crawl space experts. Our team is trained to ensure they are addressing the root cause of the problem, this way you can ensure your crawl space will stay dry and clean for years to come.

Common Crawl Space Issues


Condensation is a big problem in many people’s crawl spaces. What can you do to make it easier for you to manage crawl space condensation?

Moisture meter test in crawlspace.

High Indoor Humidity

High indoor humidity can be frustrating in and of itself. However, it’s also an element of foundation problems. How can you fix it?

wall and floor gap

Sagging Floors

Sagging floors are one of the most daunting and frustrating problems to experience. What can you do to make this problem less frustrating?

multiple electric meters

High Electric Bills

Many problems can indicate crawl space issues. Did you know that high electric bills could be one?

Our Simple Process

1. Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

2. Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

3. Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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