American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Fairburn, Georgia.
At some point, most homeowners in Fairburn 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: Musty Odors
Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Mold is a fungus which loves to grow in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) items for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was not originally properly outfitted to divert moisture in the soil, then your house will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which colonizes wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mildew reproduces, it puts spores into the air. Mold spores will float into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that nearly 50% of the air in any home originates from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is incredibly important to address the issues promptly as mold is widely known to cause health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- 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
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable solution because a dry crawl space is a safe basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
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.
Other Crawlspace Damage Warning Signs
When you crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Water and humidity can contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden joists and beams. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the joists begin to rot, you may notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Furthermore, water 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.
Common problem with a damp crawl space: The warning signs:
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Musty and moldy odors emanating from the basement
- Unexplained health problems
- Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace
- Water standing around the footing of the home
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
Our trained professionals can provide your home with Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is cost-effective 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 sealed to keep 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 properly prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with high humidity in the crawl space, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automatic dehumidifier to remove humidity from the air.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more professional and reputable foundation repair company in our city. Our work is guaranteed and our staff is licensed and insured. Contact your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert right away to schedule a free, no-pressure, no-obligation repair estimate.