Crawlspace Solutions for Jenkinsburg GA

American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Jenkinsburg, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region.

 

When you crawl space or basement has experienced issues with moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Moisture and humidity will contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden supports and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden supports and floor joists partially carry the weight of your house. When the beams begin to deteriorate, homeowners often notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Moreover, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to to be to blame for a variety of medical problems.

How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture

Our trained professionals can provide your home with Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is comprehensive 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 closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces also need 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 excessive humidity in the area beneath your home, we can also provide an automatic dehumidifier to remove extra moisture 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.

 

 


 

 

Musty Odors

Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space below your home. Mold is a fungus which loves to grow in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic items for the fungus to feed on. If your basement or crawlspace was not originally properly sealed from moisture in the dirt and soil, then your home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.

Mold is a fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold spreads, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores float into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that nearly 50% of the air in your home enters from the space beneath it. So we feel that it is incredibly crucial to address the problem in a timely manner as the fungus is known to be the cause of many common health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.

Below are the warning signs of water and humidity in your crawl space:

  • Cracks in the home’s walls
  • Doors and windows which do not open and close
  • Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
  • Rotten wood joists
  • Sloping floors

Ridding Your Crawl Space of Humidity 

We can easily control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow beneath your home.

You can increase your home’s overall value by seeing to the stability and integrity of your home’s foundation. Call American Crawlspace Solutions today for a free assessment and no-obligation repair estimate.

 

 


 

Flooded Crawl Space

If they are not properly treated to resist water, your basement and crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. Once runoff finds a path inside your basement, it can cause damage to 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 that hold up the weight of your house. Decayed supports and joists greatly lower your home’s structural stability and overall property value.

Additionally, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is widely known to cause 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 habitat for unwanted pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.

How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding

If your water issues occur when there is heavy rain, we will install a reliable basement drain system. Whenever precipitation gets into your basement or crawlsapce, it will enter our drain system. Next, it is diverted into a sump pump which will automatically pump the water away from the foundation. Further, to help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement with an automatic dehumidifier system. A moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement.

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.

 

About American Crawlspace Solutions

American Crawlspace Solutions operates with a “needs based” approach toward solving your crawlspace,basement, or mold problem. You have a choice when it comes to who you allow into your home, and we sincerely appreciate our customers! We strive for fast, friendly service at an affordable price.

Crawlspace Professionals

Our staff is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated foundation and basement repair professionals with years of experience.

Serving Atlanta

American Crawlspace Solutions proudly serves the greater Atlanta area, including Marietta, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain.

Free Estimates

We are happy to provide you with a free, written estimate as well as walk you through our repair/mitigation plan at your convenience.

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