American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Duluth, Georgia.
Basement & crawlspace repair services
When you home’s crawl space has experienced issues with moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Water and humidity contribute to wood rot, including wooden supports and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the beams begin to deteriorate, you may notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Moreover, water present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to cause a variety of health-related problems.
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is a more energy efficient alternative to 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 Humidity, Adds Usable Space to the Home
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 should also be covered with a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually deflect humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with high moisture in the crawl space, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air.
Our friendly and helpful team of experts can help you reduce the stress and anxiety of ongoing foundation problems with prompt, professional estimates and repair services. Call us today to schedule an appointment. For your safety and peace of mind, everything our American Crawlspace Solutions experts do is licensed, insured and guaranteed.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Black mold is a fungus which thrives in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) items for the fungus to feed on. If your basement or crawlspace has not been properly prepared to deflect moisture in the soil, then your home might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus grows, it puts spores into the air. These spores make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts have reported that nearly half of the air in a home originates from the space below it. So it is vitally crucial to address the mold in a timely manner as mold is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Rotten wood joists
- Standing water below the home
Ridding Your Crawl Space of Humidity
We can easily control moisture levels in your crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable solution because a dry crawl space is a safe crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.