Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Brandywine, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after heavy rains or in the after the snow from winter 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 ready to help you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation damage, or mold growth issues. We use products that have been tested to keep your home mold and water free. Our experts in the Brandywine area are trained to properly identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a specialized solution to repair 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, crawl space, or basement it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are many issues that could be hazardous, 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 whethyer or not 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 ways that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a variety of different repair products to help keep the water under control. The main place where we find basement leaking is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the concrete walls or mortar joints. 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 and expell water from your basement. If you have 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 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 products you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your Homes foundation is most likely one of the most important structural components of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion issues, they will normally 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 doors will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation 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 a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation issues stem from common issues and our team is very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. 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 buckeling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Brandywine area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For 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, the opposite is what usually happens, having these open 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 the growth of mold and mildew. 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a sealing line, sometimes accompanied by other waterproofing systems 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.