American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Bolingbroke, Georgia.
Homeowners in Bolingbroke often 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 will contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden supports and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the beams begin to rot, homeowners often notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Additionally, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to cause a variety of health-related problems.
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is a more energy efficient solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: Helps to Prevent Freezing Pipes, Control Foul Odors, Helps to Keep Hardwood Floors from Cupping and Buckling, Control Conditions for Mold Growth, Locks Moisture Away in the Soil, Helps to Keep Floors Warmer in the Winter
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 also need a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly manage humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excessive moisture in the crawl space, we can also install an automatic dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air.
Uneven, Sagging Floors
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is good indication your home is experiencing an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. 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 manifest a number of potantial problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements experiencing rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams below your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting the vast weight of the house above, which will cause sagging, uneven floors.
Warning signs which may indicate the presence of moisture under your home:
- Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
- Living areas smell musty or moldy
- Rotting wood or structures
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
Repair Solutions for Sinking Floors
To fix your home properly, we have 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 the presence of water and how it is gaining entry into your home. In most cases we will install which will divert water into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
Whatever you home needs, our licensed and certified professionals can handle any size job. Your local American Crawlspace Solutions Authorized repair crew will treat your home with respect and complete all work on your foundation with care, as if we were fixing our own home. Please call American Crawlspace Solutions today.