American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Covington, Georgia.
At some point, most homeowners in Covington 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.
Warning Sign: 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 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 house 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 of your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of your home, which can manifest as sagging, uneven floors.
The common signs of excess 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
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. The most common solution is to install a drain system which will automatically send water into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
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Warning Sign: Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your basement can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If runoff finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot and decay to the point of collapse. This is most obvious in the case of support beams and floor joists that hold up the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists significantly lower your home’s stability and overall property value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a suitable habitat for unhealthy mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The black mold is widely known to trigger everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of humidity also creates the perfect habitat for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is precipitation, we can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever precipitation flows into your basement or crawlspace, it will enter our drain system. Next, the excess moisture is forwarded into a sump pump which will quickly push the water out and away from the homes foundation. Further, to help mitigate again mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with an automatic dehumidifier system. A dry crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers comes first. All work performed by American Crawlspace Solutions experts is guaranteed, so please call us today and we will schedule a free, no hassle, on-site assessment.