Crawl spaces are multi-functional and add to the stability of the house’s structure. There are, however, certain factors that home owners need to consider. Since a crawl space foundation offers space below the structure, dampness is a key factor. Especially when you have plumping pipes and the drainage running through the space. Home owners and builders need to ensure that the proper drainage methods are in place to provide a safe outlet for water. Pipe insulation and waterproofing are effective at reducing the possibility of damp crawl spaces, keeping the area dry and secure.