Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Churchton, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after 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 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 waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our team in the Churchton area are trained to properly identify issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a specialized 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've noticed a problem with your crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are many issues that could be dangerous, 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 imperative that you keep the area dry and that any excess humidity and flooding are controlled. There are several ways that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different waterproofing solutions to help keep the water out of your home. The main place where we find basement water leaks is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the mortar joints between blocks and cracks in your concrete wall. 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 waterproofing systems that will transport and remove 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 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 systems you need to keep your home dry.
Professional Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home 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 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 bow inward. 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 one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Luckly, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. Our Team can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the issue is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. 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'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 Solutions
In the Churchton area, there are homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with 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 vents allows water to get in during storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold and mildew. If you have a crawl space, 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 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 most efficient way to close them off and control mold. This is 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. 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.