Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Churchton, MD
If you have noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to assist you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation damage, or mold growth issues. We use foundatin repair products that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our professionals in the Churchton area are trained to correctly evaluate issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a repair plan 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 foundation or basement it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be hazardous, including mold growth, water damage, 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 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 number of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a number of different repair products to help keep the water out of your basement. The primary 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.
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 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 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 systems you need to keep your home dry.
Your foundation is possibly one of the most important areas 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 bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the 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 problems are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicators 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 problems stem from common issues and our experts are very good at identifying these problems. Our Experts 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 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 leaning, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Churchton area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with crawl space 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 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 the growth of mold and mildew. With homes that have crawl spaces, 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 Experts has been waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control humidity. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a waterproof 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.