Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in Chester, MD
If you have noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after strong storms or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a serious problem. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to help you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use waterproofing products that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our professionals in the Chester area are trained to identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a repair plan to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen 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 number 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.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
Your basement is an important area in your home regardless of whether 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 variety of ways that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a variety of different waterproofing products to help keep the water out of your basement. The most likely place where we find 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 remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution 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 dry.
Your foundation is possibly one of the most important areas of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open easily. You may also see 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 one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize 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 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'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 much neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the Chester area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces were created with 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 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 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 best way to seal them and control humidity. This is best 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. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause saggign floors. We can install a patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
Contact Our Experts
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.