Crawlspace Solutions for Johns Creek GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Johns Creek, 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. Excess humidity and moisture below your home contribute to wood rot, including wooden supports and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially carry the weight of your house. When the joists begin to rot, you may notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Moreover, water present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are universally known to cause a variety of medical issues.
Commong problem with a damp crawl space: The warning signs:
- 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
Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
Our trained professionals can provide your home with Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is effective 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 need to be sealed to keep out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require 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 humidity in the crawl space, we can also outfit your crawlspace with an automatic dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air.
Contact us today and we will meet you at a time of your convenience to discuss and assess your foundation issues. Anywhere in our community and the surrounding area, we’ll be there for you. All work performed by your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your protection and peace of mind.
Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your basement. Mold is a type of fungus which are perfectly adapted to grow and spread in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to feed on. If your basement or crawlspace has not been properly prepared to deflect moisture in the ground around your home, then your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold grows and reproduces, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores will make their way into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that fully half of the air in your home enters from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is critically important to address the mold promptly as the fungus is known to cause health problems such as respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Rotten wood joists
- Standing water below the home
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
We can easily control moisture levels in your crawl space with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a water-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain or snowmelt. Once runoff finds its way inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is most obvious in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Moreover, a flooded crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus is widely known to trigger everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur during periods of heavy rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever moisture leaks into your basement or crawlsapce, it is diverted our drain system. Once inside, the excess moisture is forwarded into a sump pump which will automatically push the water out and away from the home. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your crawl space with an automated dehumidifier system. A water-free crawl space is a healthy basement.
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.