Crawlspace Solutions for Griffin GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Griffin, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region.
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 closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces should also be covered with a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excessive moisture in the crawl space, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove humidity 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.
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 damaged by an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. 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 be the 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 make the beams and floor boards below your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting 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:
- 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 address damaging water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. The most commong solution is to install which will divert rain into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation. We can also fix cracks in your basement walls and floors.
Whatever you home needs, our licensed and certified professionals can handle any size job. Your local American Crawlspace Solutions Authorized repair crew will treat your home with respect and complete all work on your foundation with care, as if we were fixing our own home. All of our work is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your peace of mind. Please call us today.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space in your basement. Mold is a type of fungi which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, and organic 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 home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold spreads, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores will make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts indicate that fully half of the air in your home originates from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is critically crucial to address the mold in a timely manner as the fungus is widely known to bring about health problems such as skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
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
Ridding Your Crawl Space of Humidity
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable 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.
Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation repair problem both you any longer. Call American Crawlspace Solutions to schedule a free on-site assessment and repair estimate.