Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Barclay, MD
If you've excess water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our experts 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 waterproofing and mold remediation methods that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our experts in the Barclay area are trained to properly identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a repair plan to resolve the issue. We install waterproofing and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your foundation, crawl space, or basement it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be harmful, including the growth of mold and weakened support structures. 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.
Your basement is an important area in your home if 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 ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer several different waterproofing solutions to help keep the water out of your home. The most likely place where we find water leaks is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the concrete or at mortar joints between blocks. 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 remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, one of the first things our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in 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 safe.
The foundation of your home is possibly one of the most important areas of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion issues, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Sometimes, you will notice that the doors will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Luckly, many foundation issues stem from common issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. Our Experts can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. Depending on how bad it is 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 buckeling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Barclay area, there are a number 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 rain and snow storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold. 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 Experts has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control humidity. This is best 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. Water 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.