American Crawlspace Solutions provides basement repair services for the homeowners of Brooks, Georgia.
At some point, most homeowners in Brooks 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.
Musty odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Mold is a fungi which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, and organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was not originally properly sealed from moisture in the ground around your home, then your home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold reproduces, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores will spread into your home’s air. Engineers have reported that fully half of the air in any home enters from the space beneath it. So it is vitally important to address the issues promptly as the fungus is known to be the cause of many common health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a moisture-free crawl space is a safe crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of an ongoing foundation problems. Take our advice: please don’t let your foundation problems linger. Call your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert right away and we’ll send out a friendly, professional estimator who will provide you with a prompt assessment of your foundation’s issues as well as a written repair estimate. We’ve help countless homeowners over the years and we look forward with great enthusiasm to helping you.
Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. Once runoff finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Rotted supports and joists significantly lower your home’s stability and future re-sale value.
Moreover, a flooded crawl space is a suitable habitat for dangerous mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is widely known to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of humidity also creates the perfect environment for unwanted pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is precipitation, we can install a basement drain system. Whenever precipitation leaks into your basement or crawlspace, it will enter our drain system. From there, the water is forwarded into a sump pump which will quickly pump the water away from the homes foundation. Further, to help mitigate again mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with an electric dehumidifier. A moisture-free crawl space is a safe crawl space.
Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation repair problem both you any longer. Call either of our numbers (local or toll-free) to schedule a free on-site assessment and repair estimate.
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 your home’s basement. If the crawl space beneath the your house hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and be the cause a number of issues. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements experiencing rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will cause the beams and floor boards of your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of your home, which can cause 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
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 address any water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. In most cases we will install which will divert moisture into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
Your home’s foundation is the single most important part of your home’s structure. Please call today and for a free on-site assessment.