Crawlspace Repair Services for Stockbridge Georgia
We are proud to serve homeowners in Stockbridge who find themselves in need of professional Crawlspace Encapsulation solutions. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is a more effective solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include helps to prevent freezing pipes, controls foul odors, helps to keep hardwood floors from cupping and buckling, controls conditions for mold growth, and helps to keep floors warmer in the winter.
If your home was constructed 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 hot, humid air out of the crawlspace, they instead allow the hot exterior air to have access to your basement. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to fungus and musty 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. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Musty and moldy odors emanating from the basement
- Unexplained health problems
- Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace
- Water standing around the footing of the home
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
To further assist with excess moisture in the crawl space, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution. By removing humidity from the air beneath your home, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house. A water-free crawlspace is a healthy crawlspace. Everything we do is licensed, insured and guaranteed. Call us today to schedule your Free Inspection and Repair Estimate.
Mold is a known health risk fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mildew reproduces, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts indicate that nearly 50% of the air in any home flows from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is incredibly important to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is known to be the cause of many common health problems such as respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches. Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below your home. Mold is a fungi which thrives in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, and wooden materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly sealed from moisture in the ground around your home, your home will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Flooded Crawl Space
Without proper water-proofing, your home’s basement can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. Once water finds a path inside your basement, it can 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 mass of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value. Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The fungus is widely known to cause several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates the perfect habitat for pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
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 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 house hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and manifest a number of potantial problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements beginning to rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will cause the beams and floor boards of your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the weight of your home, which will create sagging, uneven floors. To fix your home properly, we have 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 account for damaging water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. In most cases we will install a drain system which diverts 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 area. Our work is guaranteed and our staff is fully licensed and insured. Contact us right away to schedule a free, no-obligation on-site assessment and repair estimate from your local American Crawlspace Solutions. Let us help you relieve that stress today! 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. For your safety and peace of mind, everything our American Crawlspace Solutions do is licensed, insured and guaranteed.