Crawlspace Solutions for Jackson GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Jackson, 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 sealed to keep out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces also need a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
To further assist with excess humidity in the area beneath your home, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automated dehumidifier to remove humidity from the air.
We’ve help countless homeowners over the years. Our professionally-certified repair crews excel at providing prompt, professional repair service and peace of mind for our customers. Please call today for a free assessment and estimate.
Uneven, Sagging Floors
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 experiencing an excessive moisture problem in your home’s basement. If the crawl space beneath the your building hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and 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 of your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting the weight of the structure, which will create sagging, uneven floors.
Excess moisture under your home: the warning signs:
- Stagnant pools of water in and around your foundation and basement
- Rotting wood or structures
- Living areas smell musty or moldy
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
Sinking and Sagging Floors: How to Fix Them
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 account for stagnant water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. We will likely install a drain system which will divert moisture into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
As a responsible homeowner, we encourage you not allow foundation problems to linger. It is our sincere hope you will call us today so that we can help you assess your foundation’s problems and provide you with a prompt repair estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your home’s crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain or snowmelt. If moisture 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 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 overall property value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for dangerous mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. The fungus has been known to cause several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with humidity also creates an attractive environment for pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your water issues occur during periods of heavy rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture leaks into your basement or crawlsapce, it will enter our drain system. From there, the water is sent into a sump pump which will automatically pump the water out and away from the foundation. Further, to help reduce mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement with an automatic dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a safe basement.
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.