Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Cheltenham, 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 foundation wall crack, then you know this is a serious issue. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is here to help you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation damage, or mold growth issues. We use methods that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Cheltenham area are trained to identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a waterproofing solution to prevent 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 basement or crawl space it is important that you contact our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be harmful, 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 important that you keep the area dry. There are a variety of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a variety of different repair solutions to help keep the water out of your home. The main place where we find water leaks 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.
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 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 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry.
The foundation of your home 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 got 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 or windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. 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 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 team is very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized 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 level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is 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 leaning, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Cheltenham 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 created to 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 mold growth. 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 encapsulating 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 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.