Crawlspace Solutions for Fayetteville
When you crawl space has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Water and humidity contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden supports and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the supports begin to rot, you may notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Moreover, water present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to to be to blame for a variety of health-related issues.
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Stagnant water around the foundation of your house
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
American Crawlspace Solutions specailizes in Crawlspace Encapsulation for Fayetteville homeowners. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is comprehensive solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: Helps to Prevent Freezing Pipes, Control Foul Odors, Helps to Keep Hardwood Floors from Cupping and Buckling, 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 should always be sealed to keep out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly manage humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excessive humidity in the crawl space, we can also provide an automatic dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
Our team of professionals will consistently provide excellent customer service, prompt communications, and professionally certified foundation repairs. Please call for a free estimate.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below your home. Mold is a fungus which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, and organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to feed on. If your basement or crawlspace was never properly prepared to deflect moisture in the dirt and soil, your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which colonizes wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold reproduces, it puts spores into the air. These spores spread into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that fully half of the air in your home originates from the space below it. So we feel that it is incredibly important to address the issues promptly as the fungus is known to bring about health problems such as skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Rotten wood joists
- Uneven floors
- The appearance of cracks in the interior drywall
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
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 moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
Contact us today and we will meet you at a time of your convenience to discuss and assess your foundation issues. Anywhere in our community and the surrounding area, we’ll be there for you. All work performed by your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your protection and peace of mind.
Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your basement can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If runoff finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists that hold up the mass of your house. Damaged supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural stability and overall property value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a suitable habitat for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The fungus is known by medical professionals to cause any number of health problems including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of humidity also creates the perfect habitat for unwanted pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
We Fix Crawl Space Flooding Problems for Fayetteville homeowners
If your flooding occur when there is rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a reliable basement drain system. Whenever rain flows into your basement or crawlsapce, it will enter our drain system. Once inside, the water is forwarded into a sump pump which will quickly push the water out and away from the home. Further, to help mitigate again mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement with an automatic dehumidifier system. A moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of ongoing foundation and basement problems. Protect the value of your home by addressing and repairing all foundation and basement issues. Call us today for a free assessment and estimate.