Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Crawl Space Waterproofing, And Mold Control Services in Arnold, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after storms or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a serious problem. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to assist you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use methods that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our experts in the Arnold area are trained to correctly evaluate issues in your basement and to provide you with a specialized solution to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your basement or crawl space it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be harmful, including water damage and mold growth. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water from damaging your home, foundation repair services to prevent foundation damage or crawl space services to prevent uneven floors, our experts are here to help you.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
Your basement is an important area in your home whether you are using it for storage or have it finished as a living space for your family. This means it is important that you keep the area free of flooding. There are several areas that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer several different repair systems to help keep the water under control. The main place where we find water leaks is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the mortar joints between blocks and cracks in your concrete wall. It can also occur with floor cracks and at the cove joint where the foundation walls and floor meet.
Whatever the issue you are having we have products that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering at the cove joint or other areas we can install a custom waterproofing system to help remove the water. In some more extreme cases, we may recommend installing a sump pump system to help with the removal of water. Our experts have the basement waterproofing solutions you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is possibly one of the most important areas of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have got foundtion problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Other times, you will notice that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold control to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Luckly, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at identifying these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on the extent of the damage and the location of the damage we can use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've noticed bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is leaning, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the Arnold area, there are homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were intented help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is not what really happens, having these open vents allows water to get in during storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold and mildew. With homes that have crawl spaces, up to half of the air entering your home enters through the crawl space, so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to close them off and control mold. This is achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a waterproof line, sometimes accompanied by a sump pump to keep water out of your crawl space. Encapsulation will stop bugs and animals from getting into your crawl space as well allowing you to use it for storage. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause saggign floors. We can install a patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.