Crawlspace Solutions for Juliette GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Juliette, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region.
When you crawl space or basement has experienced issues with moisture seepage, it can create several forms of damage. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can contribute to wood rot, including wooden supports and floor joists. It’s important to remember that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially support the weight of your house. When the supports begin to loose stability, homeowners often notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Moreover, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to cause a variety of health-related issues.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- Water standing around the footing of the home
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Unexplained health problems
- Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace is comprehensive alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include: Control Humidity, Adds Usable Space to the Home, Helps to Prevent Freezing Pipes, Control Foul Odors, Helps to Keep Hardwood Floors from Cupping and Buckling
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 should also be covered with 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 high moisture in the area beneath your home, we can also install an automated dehumidifier to remove extra moisture from the air.
Foundation repair is critically important to the stability and value of your home. As such, we understand you will seek out multiple assessments and repair estimates. Please contact us right now and we’ll schedule a time to meet you anytime, morning, afternoon or evening, at a time of your convenience.