Crawlspace Solutions for Alpharetta GA

 

American Crawlspace Solutions provides crawlspace repair and water mitigation services for homeowners in Alpharetta. When you home’s crawl space has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Water and humidity contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden supports and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the supports begin to deteriorate, homeowners often notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Additionally, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to cause a variety of health-related problems.

  • Water standing around the footing of the home
  • Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
  • Musty scents coming from below your home
  • Unexplained health problems
  • Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace

How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture

You should be enjoying the advantage of drainage systems, which are a standard crawl space waterproofing system. These water diversion systems stop water from seeping into the crawl space under your home and damaging wooden joists and floorboards located beneath the family’s home. Our drain tile system consists of a pipe which is set into gravel outside of your foundation. Whenever rain from the soil flows into the gravel area, it is diverted into the pipe. Once inside the drain, the water will be directed into a sump pump which will ultimately pump the water away from the foundation to a safe distance away . To assist with high humidity in the crawl space, we can install an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.

A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.

 


Musty Odors

Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space below the floor. Mold is a type of fungi which are perfected adapted to grow and spread in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was never properly prepared to deflect moisture in the ground around your home, then your house will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.

Mold is a fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold spreads, it releases spores into the air. Mold spores make their way into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that fully 50% of the air in your home originates from the space below it. So we feel that it is incredibly crucial to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is widely known to cause health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.

Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:

  • Uneven floors
  • Cracks in the home’s walls
  • Doors and windows which do not open and close
  • Rotten wood joists
  • Standing water below the home

How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space

We can easily control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a water-free crawl space is a safe basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.

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.

 


Flooded Crawl Space

If they are not properly treated to resist water, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain. If moisture finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the weight of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly lower your home’s structural stability and future re-sale value.

Moreover, a water-logged crawl space is a suitable habitat for unhealthy mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. The black mold is widely known to cause 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 environment for pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.

How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding

If your water issues occur when there is heavy rain, we can install a drain tile system. Our drain tile system consists of a pipe which is set into gravel outside of your foundation. Whenever rain from the soil flows into the gravel area, it is diverted into the pipe. Once inside the drain, the water will be directed into a sump pump which will pump the water from the foundation to a safe distance away . To help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. A water-free crawl space is a safe basement.

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.

 


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 every reason to believe your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in the basement or crawl space. If the crawl space beneath the your home’s structure 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 below your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of the house above, which will create sagging, uneven floors.

Warning signs which may indicate the presence of 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

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 address stagnant water and how it is entering your home. The most common solution is to install an interior drain system which removes water from your home’s foundation and into a sump pump or drainage system take the water from beneath your home.

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.

Sinking Footing & Home Skirting

The main wall of foundation blocks around your home, also known as the footing or skirting, can become unlevel over time. This is perhaps most noticeable if the bottom level of your home has sagging floors or exterior cracks. Sinking footing can sometimes be caused by support columns being placed too widely. In many cases, the joists, girders, and posts made from wood are rotting due to moisture intrusion. Poor soil conditions around the perimeter of your home can cause the foundation to become too damaged to hold up the weight of your home.

How to tell if your home has a sinking foundation footer:

  • Cracks on interior walls of the home
  • Sticky windows and doors
  • Uneven, sloping floors
  • Tilting crawl space supports

How To Fix Home Skirting/Footing That Is Sinking or Bowing Inward

Piers, basement jacks and similar methods can be taken to guarantee your foundation’s structure is adequately strengthened. When our customers’ damages are the result of problems assicated with water in the soil, our team will install a drainage system (usually perforated pipe set in gravel) around the perimeter of the foundation. Moisture from the soil enters the pipe in the gravel and will be sent away from the footing.

A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.

About American Crawlspace Solutions

American Crawlspace Solutions operates with a “needs based” approach toward solving your crawlspace,basement, or mold problem. You have a choice when it comes to who you allow into your home, and we sincerely appreciate our customers! We strive for fast, friendly service at an affordable price.

Crawlspace Professionals

Our staff is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated foundation and basement repair professionals with years of experience.

Serving Atlanta

American Crawlspace Solutions proudly serves the greater Atlanta area, including Marietta, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain.

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