Crawlspace Repair Services for Senoia Georgia
American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Crawlspace Encapsulation for homeowners in Senoia. An encapsulated crawlspace is a more comprehensive alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include improved indoor air quality, increased home value and appeal, energy efficiency, increased home value, and humidity control.
If your home is built on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in the walls of your homes foundation. Despite what you may have heard, instead of allowing humid air out of the crawlspace, the vents instead allow the warm exterior air to enter to your home. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to mold, fungus, and foul odors in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents should always be closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces also need a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly deflect humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Water standing around the footing of the home
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
To further assist with high moisture in the crawl space, we can also install an automatic dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house. A dry crawlspace is a healthy crawlspace.
Your home’s foundation is the single most important part of your home’s structure. Please call today and for a free on-site assessment.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space in your basement. Mold is a type of fungi which loves to grow in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, and wooden items for the fungus to feed on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace has not been properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which colonizes wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus reproduces, it puts spores into the air. Mold spores float into your home’s air. Construction experts have reported that nearly 50% of the air in any home flows from the space below it. So we feel that it is incredibly important to address the issues in a timely manner as mold is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
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.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your home’s basement can flood during periods of heavy precipitation. 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 warp and rot. This is most obvious in the case of wooden beams and floor joists which support the structure of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is known by medical professionals to trigger any number of health problems including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates an advantageous environment for pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur when there is rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever precipitation seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it our drain system. From there, the excess moisture is forwarded into a sump pump which will quickly pump the water away from the foundation. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement with an electric dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
Our professionally-certified and American Crawlspace Solutions experts and repair crews provide prompt, professional repair services and, most importantly, peace of mind for our customers. Contact us today and we will schedule a free, on-site assessment at a time of your convenience anywhere in our city and our surrounding service area. Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation or basement repair issues bother you any longer.
Uneven, Sagging Floors
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is a very good chance your home is damaged by an excessive moisture problem in the basement or crawl space. If the crawl space beneath the your building 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 beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams of your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble maintaining the weight of the structure, which can manifest as 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
Unfortunately there are 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 finding a path into your home. We will likely install which diverts precipiation into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
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.
Please call today and we’ll provide a written estimate within 24 hours of our on-site assessment. You won’t find a more professional and dedicated team of foundation repair experts in our service area. Everything we do, from beginning to end, is licensed, insured and guaranteed. 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.