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Basement & crawlspace repair services
When you crawl space has problems with moisture seepage, it can create several forms of damage. Moisture and humidity can contribute to wood rot, including wooden support beams and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your home’s structure. When the beams begin to loose stability, our clients typically notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Moreover, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to cause a variety of medical problems.
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is cost-effective 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 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 perpetually prevent 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 automatic dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from the air.
Don’t let foundation problems linger. Contact us today for a free, no-stress estimate on your home repairs. Our team of professional foundation repair crews will work to restore your home’s foundation to its original stability in a quick and professional manner.
If not water-proofed, your crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation or snowmelt. If runoff finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is singularly important in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the mass of your house. Damaged supports and joists significantly lower your home’s stability and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is the perfect environment for unhealthy mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The black mold has been known to cause several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates an advantageous environment for unwanted pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your water issues occur when there is precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a basement drain system. Whenever precipitation seeps into your basement or crawlsapce, it is diverted our drain system. Next, the water is sent into a sump pump which will quickly push the water out and away from the foundation. Further, to help prevent mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your crawl space with an automated dehumidifier. A moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement.