Crawlspace Repair Solutions for Athens
When you home’s crawl space has experienced issues with moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Excess humidity and moisture below your home will contribute to wood rot, including wooden supports and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the beams begin to rot, homeowners often notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Additionally, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to to be to blame for a variety of health-related problems.
- 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
American Crawlspace Solutions specailizes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is effective solution than 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 need to be sealed to keep out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces also need a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excessive humidity in the area beneath your home, we can also provide an automatic dehumidifier to remove humidity from the air.
Our professionally-certified and American Crawlspace Solutions experts and repair crews provide prompt, professional repair services and, most importantly, peace of mind for our customers. Contact us today and we will schedule a free, on-site assessment at a time of your convenience anywhere in our city and our surrounding service area. Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation or basement repair issues bother you any longer.
Flooded Crawl Space repair for Athens homeowners
If not water-proofed, your home’s basement can flood during periods of heavy precipitation or snowmelt. Once water finds a path inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot and decay to the point of collapse. This is vitally critical in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the weight of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural stability and overall property value.
Additionally, 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. Rotting wood combined with humidity also creates an advantageous environment for unwanted pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your water issues occur during periods of precipitation, we can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever precipitation leaks into your basement or crawlsapce, it is diverted our drain system. Next, the water is directed into a sump pump which will automatically divert the water away from the home. 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 basement.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers come first. All our work is guaranteed and our team is licensed and insured. Please contact us today for your free no-stress, no-obligation foundation assessment and repair 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 a very good chance your home is experiencing an excessive moisture problem in your home’s basement. 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 problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will cause the floor boards and joists, joists and beams supporting your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the enormous weight of the structure of your home above, which will always manifest as sagging, uneven floors.
Warning signs which may indicate the presence of moisture under your home:
- You notice musty or moldy odors, particularly after a rain
- Rotting wood or structures
- Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
Repair Solutions for Sinking 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. The most commong solution is to install a basemet drain which diverts water into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
Please don’t let your foundation problems linger. Call us today and our friendly, professional estimators will provide you with a prompt assessment of your foundation’s issues and a written repair estimate.