CRESN Member Andrew Schwartz of Green Frog Waterproofing spoke to the group this week about how water and the soil differ here in Charlotte, North Carolina as opposed to other areas of the country.
According to the NOAA, North Carolina receives an average of 50.1 inches of rainfall per year, ranked #9 nationwide in the most annual precipitation. Compare that to states like Vermont (42.7), Washington (38.4), and Oregon (27.4) and you will see that the Carolina’s receive their share of water. Combined the hard red clay and the high water table and you have a perfect storm for excessive water problems affecting home foundations and residential properties.
Water can have many beneficial uses for a homeowner, but when water is leaking into your basement, sitting in the crawl space under your living area, or exerting structurally damaging pressure on foundation walls, it quickly becomes a problem. The presence of water in your crawl space or basement also creates conditions ripe for the growth of mold and mildew, which can significantly compromise the indoor air quality of your home, while also impairing the structural integrity of your home. Did you to know that 40% of the air you breath in your home’s first floor comes from your crawl space?
The professionals at Green Frog Waterproofing can help protect your pad against diverse water intrusion issues, from crawl space moisture to basement leaks to poor yard drainage. They serve customers in Charlotte NC, Matthews NC, Concord NC, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, and surrounding areas.
You can contact Green Frog Waterproofing by calling 980-202-1222 or by clicking here visit their website.