Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in College Park, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to assist you when there is any kind of crawl space or basement flooding and mold growth issue. We use foundatin repair products that have been tested to keep your home mold and water free. Our professionals in the College Park area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a waterproofing solution to resolve the issue. We install waterproofing and structural repair solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a variety 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.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
Your basement is an important area in your home whether you are using it for storage or have it finished as a living space for your family. This means it is necessary that you keep the area free of flooding. There are several areas that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer several different waterproofing products to help keep the water under control. 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.
Regardless of the issue you are having we have solutions that will remove water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, one of the solutions our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product 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 specialized 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 and safe.
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 foundtion problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations 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.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at identifying these problems. Our Experts can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the issue is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. Depending on how bad the damage 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 have got 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.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the College Park area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces 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 rain and snow storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold. 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control has been waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the best 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 a sump pump 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 patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.