Crawlspace Solutions for Kathleen GA
American Crawlspace Solutions is dedicated to homeowners in Kathleen, Georgia and the entire Atlanta metro region.
When you crawl space has experienced issues with moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden supports and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially carry the weight of your house. When the joists begin to loose stability, homeowners often notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Furthermore, water present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to cause a variety of medical problems.
Commong problem with a damp crawl space: The warning signs:
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Water standing around the footing of the home
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
Our trained professionals can provide your home with Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is cost-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 Humidity, Adds Usable Space to the Home
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 control 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 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.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Mold is a fungus which thrives in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was not originally properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your house might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
We can easily control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a water-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow beneath your home.
A free, no-obligation structural assessment and repair estimate is yours at no charge, so please call us to schedule an appointment. Your satisfaction is our #1 goal.
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 good indication your home is damaged by an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. If the crawl space beneath the your home’s structure 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 make the beams and floor boards below your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting the weight of the structure of your home above, which can manifest as sagging, uneven floors.
Excess moisture under your home: the warning signs:
- Rotting wood or structures
- Termites, roaches, and other pests
- Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
- Musty or moldy odors
How To Fix Floors That Are Sinking/Sagging
There are really 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 stagnant water and how it is gaining entry into your home. The most commong solution is to install a basement drain which will divert precipiation into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.