Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Centreville, MD
If you've observed basement or crawl space leaks after storms or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious issue. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready 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 water free. Our professionals in the Centreville area are trained to identify issues in your basement and to provide you with a customized repair soltion 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 foundation or basement it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be dangerous, 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 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 dry. There are a number of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a number of different repair systems 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, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, one of the solutions our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product installed to control 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 products you need to keep your home safe.
The foundation of your home is possibly one of the most important support structures of your home. Not only does it support 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 basement walls. Sometimes, 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 press inward or bow. 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 our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold control to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping 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 buckeling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Solutions
In the Centreville area, there are many 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, these vents don't really work that way, 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 mold growth. 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.
American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control 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 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.