Lithonia Crawlspace and Basement Services
When you crawl space or basement has problems with moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Water and humidity will contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden support beams and floor joists. Please keep in mind that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the beams begin to deteriorate, our clients typically notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Additionally, water present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to to be to blame for a variety of health-related issues.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Stagnant water around the foundation of your house
Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
Exterior Solutions may be helpful but seldom correct the large drainage problem. Therefore, American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Interior Basement Repair and Drainage Solutions. Many of our clients from Lithonia have spent lots of money with other contractors on Exterior Solutions that failed! We understand the desire to stop the water from entering your basement in the first place. However, water always seems to find a way in. A properly installed Interior Basement Drainage System will provide the long term peace of mind you are looking for.
If your crawlspace or basement has standing water after rain, American Crawlspace Solutions can also install an electric sump pump system to quickly and automatically remove water from beneath your home.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of an ongoing foundation problems. Take our advice: please don’t let your foundation problems linger. Call your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert right away and we’ll send out a friendly, professional estimator who will provide you with a prompt assessment of your foundation’s issues as well as a written repair estimate. We’ve help countless homeowners over the years and we look forward with great enthusiasm to helping you.
Sinking Footing & Home Skirting
The main wall of foundation blocks around your home, otherwise known as the skirting, can become unlevel over time. This is most noticeable if you home has uneven or sagging floors or exterior cracks. Sinking footing can in some cases be caused by the columns which provide support being spaced too widely. In some cases, the wooden floor joists, girders, or posts are decaying from rot due to moisture intrusion. The low quality of the soil’s conditions around the exterior of your home may cause the foundation to be too weak to hold up the mass of the home.
Does your home have a sinking footer? The warning signs:
- Cracks on interior walls of the home
- Sticky windows and doors
- Uneven floors
- Leaning supports under the house
How To Fix Home Skirting/Footing That Is Sinking or Bowing Inward
Foundation piers, jacks and other measure which provide enhanced stabilization can be taken to make sure your foundation’s footing is correctly strengthened. In the event your issues are the result of problems assicated with runoff, our team will install a drain system (usually perforated pipe set in gravel) around the exterior of the foundation walls. Excess water or runoff from the soil enters the drain layered within the gravel and will be guided away from the foundation.
Our professionally-certified and American Crawlspace Solutions experts and repair crews provide prompt, professional repair services and, most importantly, peace of mind for our customers. Contact us today and we will schedule a free, on-site assessment at a time of your convenience anywhere in our city and our surrounding service area. Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation or basement repair issues bother you any longer.
Musty odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space below the floor. Mildew and its ugly cousin mold are types of fungi which thrive in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, and 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 will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus grows and reproduces, it releases spores into the air. These spores will spread into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that nearly half of the air in your home enters from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is incredibly important to address the mold promptly as the fungus is known to be the cause of many common health problems such as skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
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
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a moisture-free crawl space is a healthy crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in your crawlspace.
Don’t let the stress of a lingering foundation repair problem both you any longer. Call either of our numbers (local or toll-free) to schedule a free on-site assessment and repair estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation. Once water finds a path inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot and decay to the point of collapse. This is most obvious in the case of wooden beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Decayed supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s stability and overall property value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. The fungus is widely known to cause several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates the perfect habitat for pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your problems occur during periods of heavy rain, we will install a drain system. Our drain system consists of a pipe which directs water into a sump pump. The electric pump diverts the water from the basement or crawlspace to a safe distance away from the home. 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.