Crawlspace Solutions for Homeowners in McDonough GA



Dealing with a Flooded Crawl Space: 
If not properly treated to resist water, your home’s crawlspace can flood during periods of heavy precipitation. If moisture finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can quickly cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is vitally critical in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.

 

Additionally, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for dangerous mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is known by medical professionals to trigger everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for pests such as rats, termites, and roaches.

How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur during periods of rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture seeps into your basement or crawlsapce, it is diverted our drain system. Once inside, the water is directed into a sump pump which will ultimately pump the water away from the homes foundation. Further, to help prevent mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with an automatic dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a safe basement.

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Crawlspace Encapsulation

Our trained professionals can provide your home with 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 helps to prevent freezing pipes, controls foul odors, helps to keep hardwood floors from cupping and buckling, controls conditions for mold growth, and helps to keep floors warmer in the winter.

If your home was constructed on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in the walls of your homes foundation. Despite what you may have heard, instead of allowing hot, humid air out of the crawlspace, they instead allow the warm exterior air to have access to your home. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to an environment suitable for mold growth in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents should always be closed in order to prevent unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.

The warning signs of a damp crawlspace:

  • 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
To further assist with high moisture in the area beneath your home, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier system to remove moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow beneath your home. A dry crawlspace is a safe crawlspace.

Please call our local or toll-free number to setup an on-site assessment and free repair estimate. We look forward with great enthusiasm to repairing your foundation to its original integrity with prompt work, a fair price, and a best-in-the-industry guarantee.

 


 

 

Does Your Home Have Unpleasant Odors

Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space in your basement. Mold is a fungi which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, and wooden items for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was never properly sealed from moisture in the soil, your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.

Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold grows and reproduces, it releases spores into the air. Mold spores make their way into your home’s air. Studies indicate that nearly half of the air in your home originates from the space beneath it. So we feel that it is critically important to address the mold promptly as mold is widely known to cause health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.

Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:

  • 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
Don’t let foundation problems linger. Contact us today for a free, no-stress estimate on your home repairs. Our team of professional foundation repair crews will work to restore your home’s foundation to its original stability in a quick and professional manner.

 


 

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 a very good chance your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in the basement or crawl space. If the crawl space beneath the your house 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 experiencing rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will cause the beams and floor boards supporting your home to become weak. Ultimately, the decaying boards will have trouble maintaining the weight of the structure of your home above, which can 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


How To Fix Floors That Are Sinking/Sagging
Unfortunately there are 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 any water and how it is gaining entry into your home. The most common solution is to install a basement drain which will automatically send precipitation into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.

Don’t let foundation problems linger. Contact us today for a free, no-stress estimate on your home repairs. Our team of professional foundation repair crews will work to restore your home’s foundation to its original stability in a quick and professional manner.

 


 

Please call today and we’ll provide a written estimate within 24 hours of our on-site assessment. You won’t find a more professional and dedicated team of foundation repair experts in our service area. Everything we do, from beginning to end, is licensed, insured and guaranteed. For your safety and peace of mind, everything our American Crawlspace Solutions do is licensed, insured and guaranteed.