American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Barnesville, Georgia.
Most homeowners in Barnesville will experience problems related to moisture seepage or damage in their home’s crawl space or basement. American Crawlspace Solutions is the team to call for your crawlspace and basement repair needs.
When you home’s crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can contribute to wood rot, including wooden supports and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially support the weight of your house. When the beams begin to loose stability, you may notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Furthermore, water present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to to be to blame for a variety of medical problems.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Stagnant water around the foundation of your house
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is a more energy efficient solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: More Energy Efficient, Improves Indoor Air Quality, Increased Home Value and Eye Appeal, Control Humidity, Adds Usable Space to the Home
If your home is built on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in place. Contrary to popular belief, instead of letting humid air out of the crawlspace they allow the warm exterior air into your home. This leads to excess moisture which leads, in turn, to mold, fungus, and foul odors in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents should always be sealed to keep out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually deflect humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excessive moisture in the area beneath your home, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
A free, no-obligation structural assessment and repair estimate is yours at no charge, so please call us to schedule an appointment. Your satisfaction is our #1 goal.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your basement. Black mold is a fungus which thrives in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic items for the fungus to feed on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly sealed from moisture in the dirt and soil, your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus reproduces, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores spread into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that fully 50% of the air in a home enters from the space below it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is critically crucial to address the problem promptly as the fungus is known to bring about health problems such as skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Rotten wood joists
- Uneven floors
- The appearance of cracks in the interior drywall
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a dry crawl space is a safe crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
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.
Flooded Crawl Space
Without proper water-proofing, your home’s basement can flood during periods of heavy precipitation or snowmelt. If water finds its way inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot and decay to the point of collapse. This is vitally critical in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the structure of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly lower your home’s stability and overall property value.
Moreover, a flooded crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been known to trigger several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for pests such as roaches, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur during periods of precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture leaks into your basement or crawlspace, it will enter our drain system. From there, the water is forwarded into a sump pump which will automatically push the water out and away from the homes foundation. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your crawl space with an automated dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a safe crawl space.
We’ve help countless homeowners over the years. Our professionally-certified repair crews excel at providing prompt, professional repair service and peace of mind for our customers. Please call today for a free assessment and estimate.
Sagging Floor Boards
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is every reason to believe your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in your home’s basement. If the crawl space beneath the your building hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and cause a number of issues. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams of your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of the structure, which can create sagging, uneven floors.
The common signs of excess moisture under your home:
- Rotting wood or structures
- Termites, roaches, and other pests
- Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
- Musty or moldy odors
Repair Solutions for Sinking Floors
There are really two problems to fix. First, we will install jacks and supports to stabilize the floor boards, level your floors, and prevent additional sinking. Secondly, we need to deal with stagnant water and how it is finding a path into your home. We will likely install a drain system which will divert moisture into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
Everything we do is licensed, insured and guaranteed. Call us today to schedule your Free Inspection and Repair Estimate.