Crawlspace Repair Services for Suwanee Georgia
For homeowners in Suwanee, Georgia, we always recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is a more energy-efficient alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include controls humidity, adds usable space to the home, helps prevent freezing pipes, and controls foul odors.
If your home is built on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in your foundation walls. Although it might not make sense, instead of allowing hot, humid air to exit the crawlspace, the vents allow the humid 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 need to be closed in order to prevent unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces should also be covered with 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.
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
To further assist with high moisture in the crawl space, we can also install an automated dehumidifier system to remove humidity from the air. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution. By removing moisture and humidity, mold and fungus will not be able to grow in your crawlspace. A water-free crawlspace is a safe crawlspace. As a responsible homeowner, we encourage you not allow foundation problems to linger. It is our sincere hope you will call us today so that we can help you assess your foundation’s problems and provide you with a prompt repair estimate.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below your home. Mold is a type of fungi which thrives in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as wooden materials for the fungus to grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was never properly prepared to deflect moisture in the soil, then your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew. Mold is a known health risk fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus grows, it releases spores into the air. Mold spores spread into your home’s air. Studies indicate that fully 50% of the air in any home enters from the space beneath it. Thus it is vitally important to address the issues promptly as mold is known to be the cause of many common health problems including respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of ongoing foundation and basement problems. Protect the value of your home by addressing and repairing all foundation and basement issues. Call us today for a free assessment and estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
Without proper water-proofing, your crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation. Once moisture finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is most obvious in the case of wooden beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Decayed supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value. Moreover, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for dangerous mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. The black mold has been known to cause 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 attractive environment for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it our drain system. Next, the water is directed into a sump pump which will automatically pump the water some distance from the home. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement with an automated dehumidifier system. A water-free crawl space is a safe basement. Don’t let foundation problems linger. Contact us today for a free, no-stress estimate on your home repairs. Our team of professional foundation repair crews will work to restore your home’s foundation to its original stability in a quick and professional manner.
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 good indication your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. If the crawl space beneath the your home hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and cause a number of issues. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements suffering from rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will cause 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, which will always create sagging, uneven floors.