Crawlspace Repair Services for Sharpsburgh Georgia
Our trained crews provide homeowners in Sharpsburgh with professional Crawlspace Encapsulation services. An encapsulated crawlspace is a more effective 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. Although it might not make sense, instead of allowing humid air to exit the crawlspace, they allow the warm exterior air to enter to your basement. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to an environment suitable for mold growth 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.
Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
To further assist with high moisture in the area beneath your home, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automatic dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable solution. By removing moisture and humidity, mold and fungus will not be able to grow beneath your home. A low humidity crawlspace is a healthy crawlspace. Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation repair problem both you any longer. Call ACS to schedule a free on-site assessment and repair estimate.
Your Flooded Crawl Space
If your foundation is not properly treated to resist water, your basement can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If water finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can quickly cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is vitally critical in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the weight of your house. Rotted supports and joists greatly lower your home’s stability and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is a suitable habitat for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is known by medical professionals to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of humidity also creates an attractive habitat for unwanted pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur during periods of precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a basement drain system. Whenever moisture leaks into your basement or crawlspace, it is diverted our drain system. Once inside, the water is forwarded into a sump pump which will ultimately pump the water some distance from the home. Further, to help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with an automated dehumidifier system. A dry crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
A free, no-obligation structural assessment and repair estimate is yours at no charge, so please call us to schedule an appointment. Your satisfaction is our #1 goal.