Professional Crawlspace Repair Services for Decatur
When your crawl space has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Water and humidity contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden supports and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your home’s structure. When the beams begin to rot, our clients typically notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Furthermore, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to to the root of a variety of health-related problems.
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Water standing around the footing of the home
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
Exterior Solutions may be helpful but seldom correct the large drainage problem. Therefore, American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Interior Basement Repair and Drainage Solutions.
Many times we visit with clients in Decatur who have spent lots of money with other contractors on Exterior Solutions that failed! It’s completely logical to try to stop the runoff from entering your basement or crawlspace, but water always seems to find a way in. A properly installed Interior Basement Drainage System will provide the long term peace of mind you are looking for.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your basement can flood during periods of heavy rain. If water finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can 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 that hold up the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly lower your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawlspace is a suitable habitat for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been known to trigger everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of humidity also creates an attractive habitat for unwanted pests such as roaches, spiders and rats.
Contact us today and we will meet you at a time of your convenience to discuss and assess your foundation issues. Anywhere in the Great Atlanta region and the surrounding area, we’ll be there for you. All work performed by your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your protection and peace of mind.
Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space below the floor. Mold and mildew are fungi which love to grow 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 sealed from moisture in the soil, your house will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which colonizes wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As the fungus reproduces, it shoots spores into the air. These spores float into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that fully half of the air in a home enters from the space below it. So it is vitally important to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is known to cause health problems including respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
Below are the warning signs of water and humidity in your crawl space:
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Standing water below the home
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. 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 the area beneath your house.
If your crawlspace or basement has standing water after rain, American Crawlspace Solutions can also install an electric sump pump system to quickly and automatically remove water from beneath your home.
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.
Sinking Footing & Home Skirting
The foundation wall around a crawl space, sometimes known as the foundation skirt, can sink or become uneven 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 constructed too far apart. In some cases, the joists, girders, and posts made from wood are experiencing decay due to moisture intrusion. Poor soil conditions around the perimeter of the structure might cause the foundation to be too unstable to support the weight of your home.
Common signs of a sinking footer or home skirting:
- Cracks on interior walls of the home
- Sticky windows and doors
- Uneven floors
- Leaning supports under the house
How To Fix Home Skirting/Footing That Is Sinking or Bowing Inward
Piers, basement jacks and similar methods can be taken to make sure your foundation’s weight is adequately strengthened. In the event your damages are due to issues with excess hyrdostatic pressure, we will install a drain system beneath you house. Excess water or runoff from the exterior enters the pipe and will be removed by a sump pump.
Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation repair problem both you any longer. Call either of our numbers (local or toll-free) to schedule a free on-site assessment and repair estimate.