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Basement & crawlspace repair services for Kennesaw
When you home’s crawl space has problems with moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Moisture and humidity will contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden joists and beams. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially support the weight of your house. When the joists begin to loose stability, homeowners often notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Moreover, humidity 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 health-related issues.
Musty odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Black mold is a fungus which thrives in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as wooden items for the fungus to grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your home will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mildew grows, it shoots spores into the air. These spores make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts indicate that nearly half of the air in any home enters from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is critically crucial to address the mold promptly as the fungus is known to bring about health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:
- 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 or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a moisture-free crawl space is a safe crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow beneath your home.
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 damaged by an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. 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 issues. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements suffering from rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams of your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of the structure of your home above, which will cause sagging, uneven floors.
The common signs of excess moisture under your home:
- Stagnant pools of water in and around your foundation and basement
- Rotting wood or structures
- Living areas smell musty or moldy
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
How To Fix Floors That Are Sinking/Sagging
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 damaging water and how it is entering your home. In most cases we will install which will divert moisture into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
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.