Crawlspace Solutions for Gainesville GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Gainesville, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region. When you home’s crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Excess humidity and moisture below your home contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden supports and floor joists. It’s important to remember that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the beams begin to deteriorate, our clients typically notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Furthermore, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the development of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to to be to blame for a variety of health-related problems.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- 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
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is a more energy efficient solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: More Energy Efficient, Improves Indoor Air Quality, Increased Home Value and Eye Appeal, 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 install an automatic dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from the air.
At American Crawlspace Solutions, our customers satisfaction is our #1 goal. Our crew of professionals will consistently excel at customer service, prompt communications, and professionally-certified foundation and basement repairs for our friends and neighbors. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your home’s crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation or snowmelt. If runoff finds its way inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly lower your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Moreover, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The black mold has been known to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates an attractive habitat for unwanted pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is heavy rain, we can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture seeps into your basement or crawlsapce, it our drain system. Next, the water is sent into a sump pump which will ultimately pump the water some distance from the foundation. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your basement with an electric dehumidifier system. A dry crawl space is a safe crawl space.