American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Perry, Georgia.
Basement & crawlspace repair services
American Crawlspace Solutions specailizes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace is comprehensive alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. 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.
Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Mold is a fungus which thrives in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as wooden materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly prepared to deflect moisture in the ground around your home, then your house will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold grows and reproduces, it puts spores into the air. Mold spores will make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts have reported that fully 50% of the air in a home flows from the space below it. So it is vitally important to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is known to bring about health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
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
We can easily control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a dry crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers comes first. All work performed by American Crawlspace Solutions experts is guaranteed, so please call us today and we will schedule a free, no hassle, on-site assessment.
Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your home’s crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If moisture finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is singularly important in the case of support beams and floor joists that hold up the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly lower your home’s stability and overall property value.
Moreover, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus 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 habitat for unwanted pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur when there is heavy rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a basement drain system. Whenever rain flows into your basement or crawlsapce, it is diverted our drain system. From there, the water is forwarded into a sump pump which will ultimately push the water out and away from the foundation. Further, to help reduce mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your basement with an automatic dehumidifier system. A dry crawl space is a healthy basement.
We’ve help countless homeowners over the years. Our professionally-certified repair crews excel at providing prompt, professional repair service and peace of mind for our customers. Please call today for a free assessment and estimate.