Basement, Foundation, And Crawl Space Services in Beltsville, MD
If you have seen water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to help you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Beltsville area are trained to properly identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a customized repair soltion to resolve the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be dangerous, 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 necessary that you keep the area dry and free from flooding. There are several areas that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer several different repair products to help keep the water under control. The most likely place where we find basement 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 waterproofing systems that will collect and 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 control the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in at the cove joint or other areas we can install a custom drainage 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 systems you need to keep your home dry.
Your foundation is possibly one of the most important support structures of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion issues, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to bow inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you notice 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.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from common issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. Our Experts can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. Depending on how bad the damage 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 have got bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is bowing, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Beltsville area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were designed 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. Up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space, so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will be better for the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control humidity. 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. Water in your crawl space can also cause saggign floors. We can install a proven crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.