Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Cordova, MD
If you've seen water in your crawl space or basement after strong 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 team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is here to assist you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use waterproofing products that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our experts in the Cordova area are trained to identify issues in your basement and to provide you with a repair plan to repair the issue. We install basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control. We say this because there are a variety of 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 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 repair systems 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 solutions that will collect and remove water from your basement. If you have 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 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 systems you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Your foundation is most likely 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 foundation walls. Other times, you will notice that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicative 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 problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at identifying these issues. Our Team can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the issue is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 bowing, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Cordova area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For 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, 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 mold growth. 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 team 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 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.
Contact Our Experts
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 410-934-1319 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.