Crawlspace Solutions for Hampton GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Hampton, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region.
American Crawlspace Solutions specailizes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is cost-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 should always 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 manage humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with high humidity in the area beneath your home, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from the air.
The professional, dedicated and certified experts at American Crawlspace Solutions 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.
Sagging Floor Boards
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is good indication your home is beset with 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 problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements experiencing rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams supporting your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting the weight of the structure, which will always cause sagging, uneven floors.
Excess moisture under your home: the warning signs:
- 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
Sinking and Sagging Floors: How to Fix Them
There are really 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 stagnant water and how it is entering your home. We will likely install a drain system which will divert moisture into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation. We can also install an automatic drainage system and fix leaky cracks in your basement or foundation walls.
A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.
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 or snowmelt. If moisture finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly 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 wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the structure of your house. Rotted supports and joists significantly lower your home’s stability and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is widely known to trigger any number of health problems including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates an attractive environment for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur during periods of precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture seeps into your basement or crawlsapce, it will enter our drain system. Next, it is forwarded into a sump pump which will quickly pump the water away from the home. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement with an automatic dehumidifier system. A dry crawl space is a healthy basement.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of an ongoing foundation problems. Take our advice: please don’t let your foundation problems linger. Call your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert right away and we’ll send out a friendly, professional estimator who will provide you with a prompt assessment of your foundation’s issues as well as a written repair estimate. We’ve help countless homeowners over the years and we look forward with great enthusiasm to helping you.