ACS is proud to serve the homeowners of Smyrna, Georgia! When you home’s crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Moisture and humidity will contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden support beams and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the joists begin to loose stability, you may notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Furthermore, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are widely known to cause a variety of medical issues.
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation to prevent future moisture problems. Existing vents need to be closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces also need a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home. The safety and satisfaction of our customers come first. All our work is guaranteed and our team is licensed and insured. Please contact us today for your free no-stress, no-obligation foundation assessment and repair estimate.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space below your home. Mold and mildew are fungi which love to grow in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly sealed from moisture in the soil, your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a known health risk fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mildew spreads, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts have reported that fully 50% of the air in your home originates from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is critically crucial to address the issues promptly as the fungus is known to bring about health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Standing water below the home
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a water-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
You can increase your home’s overall value by seeing to the stability and integrity of your home’s foundation. Call American Crawlspace Solutions today for a free assessment and no-obligation repair estimate.