Foundation, Basement, And Crawl Space Services in Crofton, MD
If you've observed basement or crawl space leaks after strong storms or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious problem. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to assist you when there is any kind of crawl space or basement flooding and mold growth issue. We use waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our team in the Crofton 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 basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your foundation, crawl space, or basement it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are many issues that could be dangerous, 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.
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 dry and that any excess humidity and flooding are controlled. There are a variety of ways that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a variety of different waterproofing systems to help keep the water out of your basement. The most likely place where we find basement 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 products that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, one of the first things our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product 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 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 solutions you need to keep your home safe.
Professional Foundation Repair
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 issues, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to bow inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold control to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Luckly, many foundation problems stem from common issues and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the issue is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. 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 Repair
In the Crofton area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were intented help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is not what really happens, having these open 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. With homes that have crawl spaces, 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.
American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control 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. 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.