Professional Crawlspace Repair Services for Mableton
American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Mableton, Georgia! If your crawl space has problems with moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Moisture and humidity contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden joists and beams. It’s important to remember that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the supports begin to loose stability, our clients typically notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Standing water and erosion can quickly weaken and undermine a foundation. Furthermore, water present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the growth of mold and mildew, which are widely known to to be to blame for a variety of medical 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
If your home has a poured concrete foundation, your crawlspace and basement walls commonly have small cracks that can leak, allowing water to get into the basement. Our high pressure foam resin injection method provides a good long-term solution that is much more effective and cheaper than the alternatives.
We also install custom drainage systems which consists of a drain pipe which diverts water into a sump pump. The pump efficiently removes the water out and away from the home to a safe distance away . To assist with high humidity in the crawl space, we can install an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
Our goal is to provide you with the most prompt and professional foundation repair services available in our service area. Please contact us today for a free assessment and written repair estimate.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space below the floor. Mold and mildew are fungi which are perfected adapted to grow and spread in dark places 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 outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your house could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold reproduces, it releases spores into the air. These spores will float into your home’s air. Construction experts have reported that nearly half of the air in a home originates from the space beneath it. Thus it is vitally important to address the mold in a timely manner as the fungus is widely known to cause 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
We can easily control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a water-free crawl space is a safe basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
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
Without proper water-proofing, your crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain. Once moisture finds a path inside your basement, it can quickly 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 support beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly lower your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is a suitable habitat for dangerous mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been 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 unwanted pests such as snakes, spiders, termites, rats and roaches.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
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 Mableton clients have spent lots of money with other contractors on Exterior Solutions that failed! It’s completely logical to try to stop the water from entering, but the truth is 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.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers comes first. All work performed by American Crawlspace Solutions experts is guaranteed, so please call us today and we will schedule a free, no hassle, on-site assessment.
Sinking Footing & Home Skirting
The main wall of foundation blocks around your home, also known as the foundation skirt, can become unlevel over time. This is most noticeable if you home has uneven or sagging floors or exterior cracks. Sinking footing can be caused by the columns which provide support being constructed too widely. As if often the case with sinking foundation footing, the joists, girders, and posts made from wood are experiencing decay due to moisture intrusion. Poor soil conditions around the perimeter of your home’s foundation walls may cause the foundation to become too unstable to support the mass of your home.
How to tell if your home has a sinking foundation footer:
- 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
Piers, basement jacks and similar methods can be taken to guarantee your foundation’s footing is correctly strengthened. In the event your issues are related directly to water in the soil, our team will install a drainage system (usually perforated pipe set in gravel) around the perimeter of the foundation. Water from the soil enters the drain pipe through the gravel and will be diverted away from the building.
No one sets higher expectations than those we place on ourselves. We will always provide professional service and outstanding customer service. Please call American Crawlspace Solutions today for a free no-obligation appointment.