Professional Crawlspace Repair Services for Brookhaven
When you home’s crawl space has experienced issues with moisture seepage, it can create several forms 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 beams, supports and joists partially hold up the weight of your home’s structure. When the joists begin to rot, homeowners often notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Additionally, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the development of mold and mildew, which are widely known to to be to blame for a variety of medical problems.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- 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
Our trained professionals provide Brookhaven homeowners with professional Crawlspace Encapsulation services. A sealed crawlspace is comprehensive 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 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 need to be closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require 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 humidity in the area beneath your home, we can also install an automated dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from the air.
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.
Sagging, Unlevel Floor Joists
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is a very good chance your home is beset with 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 beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will make the beams and floor boards below your home to become weak. Ultimately, the damanged joists will have trouble supporting the weight of the structure, which will always create sagging, uneven floors.
Warning signs which may indicate the presence of moisture under your home:
- Stagnant pools of water in and around your foundation and basement
- Rotting wood or structures
- Living areas smell musty or moldy
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
How To Fix Floors That Are Sinking/Sagging
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 account for damaging water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. We will likely install a basemet drain which will divert precipiation into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of ongoing foundation and basement problems. Protect the value of your home by addressing and repairing all foundation and basement issues. Call us today for a free assessment and estimate.