Tucker Crawlspace and Basement Services
When you crawl space has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Water and humidity contribute to wood rot, including wooden joists and beams. It’s important to remember that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially support the weight of your home’s structure. When the beams begin to loose stability, our clients typically notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Moreover, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to cause a variety of medical issues.
- 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
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is effective alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: Helps to Prevent Freezing Pipes, Control Foul Odors, Helps to Keep Hardwood Floors from Cupping and Buckling, Control Conditions for Mold Growth, Locks Moisture Away in the Soil, Helps to Keep Floors Warmer in the Winter
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. 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. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excess moisture in the crawl space, we can also provide an automated dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air.
No one sets higher expectations than those we place on ourselves. We will always provide professional service and outstanding customer service. Please call American Crawlspace Solutions today for a free no-obligation appointment.
Musty odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below your home. Mold is a fungi which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, and organic materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your basement or crawlspace has not been properly prepared to deflect moisture in the ground around your home, then your house might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a known health risk fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold grows, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores will make their way into your home’s air. Studies have reported that fully half of the air in your home enters from the space below it. So we feel that it is vitally crucial to address the mold promptly as the fungus is widely known to cause health problems including respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
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 for Tucker Homeowners
We can easily control moisture levels in your crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a water-free crawl space is a safe crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
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
Without proper water-proofing, your crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. If runoff finds its way inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is especially important in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Moreover, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been known to trigger several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur during periods of heavy rain, we will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture gets into your basement or crawlsapce, it will enter our drain system. From there, it is directed into a sump pump which will ultimately divert the water out and away from the homes foundation. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your crawl space with an automated dehumidifier. A water-free crawl space is a safe crawl space.