Basement, Foundation, And Crawl Space Services in Bowie, MD
If you have excess water in your crawl space or basement after strong storms or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to assist 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 dry. Our team in the Bowie area are trained to identify issues in your 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 crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be dangerous, including mold growth and foundation failure. 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 imperative that you keep the area free of water and excess humidity. There are a variety of areas that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a variety of different repair systems to help keep the water under control. The primary place where we find basement leaking 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.
Regardless of 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 solution installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering at the cove joint or other areas we can install a specialized 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 products you need to keep your home dry.
Professional Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is most likely 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 got foundtion problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along 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 bow inward. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicative 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 common issues and our team is very good at identifying these problems. Our Experts can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the issue is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on the extent of the damage and where it is we can use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you notice 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 much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Bowie area, there are many homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces were created with crawl space vents to the outside. These vents were created to help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is not what really happens, having these crawl space vents allows water to get in during heavy rain. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing mold growth. 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 encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.