American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Bonaire, Georgia.
When your crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden joists and beams. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the supports begin to rot, our clients typically notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Furthermore, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to to the root of a variety of health-related issues.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Water standing around the footing of the home
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is effective solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: Control Humidity, Adds Usable Space to the Home, Helps to Prevent Freezing Pipes, Control Foul Odors, Helps to Keep Hardwood Floors from Cupping and Buckling
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 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 perpetually manage humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excess moisture in the area beneath your home, we can also provide an automatic dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from the air.
As a responsible homeowner, we encourage you not allow foundation problems to linger. It is our sincere hope you will call us today so that we can help you assess your foundation’s problems and provide you with a prompt repair estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your basement can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If water finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is vitally critical in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the mass of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for dangerous mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. The fungus has been known to cause any number of health problems including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates the perfect habitat for pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a reliable basement drain system. Whenever moisture seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it will enter our drain system. Next, the excess moisture is directed into a sump pump which will ultimately pump the water 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 moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement.
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.