Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Cordova, MD
If you have excess water in your crawl space or basement after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious issue. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is here 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 safe and dry. Our professionals in the Cordova area are trained to properly identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a waterproofing solution to resolve the issue. We install waterproofing 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 a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be harmful, 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 important that you keep the area free of flooding. There are a number of areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing solutions 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 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.
Regardless of the issue you are having we have waterproofing systems that will collect and expell 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 stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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 products you need to keep your home safe.
Your foundation is possibly one of the most important support structures of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have got foundtion issues, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. In addition to this, you will see that the windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the foundation walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these issues 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.
Often Times, many foundation issues stem from common issues and our team is very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sagging 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 buckeling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Solutions
In the Cordova area, there are homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces 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, these vents don't really work that way, 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. 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 providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control high humidity. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty 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. 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.