Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in Claiborne, MD
If you've seen water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to help you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use waterproofing and mold remediation methods that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our experts in the Claiborne area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a specialized solution to resolve the issue. We install basement and crawl space 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 experts. 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.
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 important that you keep the area free of flooding. There are several ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer several different repair systems to help keep the water out of your basement. The main place where we find basement leaking 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 products that will 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 solution installed to control the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in 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 products you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Your Homes foundation 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 problems, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Other times, 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 see 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 common issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. Our Experts can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. Depending on the extent of the damage 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.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the Claiborne area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces were created with crawl space vents to the outside. These vents were created to help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, these vents don't really work that way, having these crawl space 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. If you have a crawl space, 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 increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our Experts has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control mold. This is done 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.