Marietta Crawlspace and Basement Services
If you own a home in Marietta, Georgia, you are most likely familiar with the common basement and crawlspace moisture problems. When you home’s crawl space or basement has problems with moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Water and humidity will 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 home’s structure. When the joists begin to loose stability, you may notice uneven floors and uneven rooms. Additionally, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are widely known to cause a variety of medical problems.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- 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
Our goal is to provide you with the most prompt and professional foundation repair services in Georgia. Please contact us today for a free assessment and written repair estimate.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below the floor. Mold and mildew are fungi which thrive in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) items for the fungus to feed on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace has not been properly sealed from moisture in the soil, your home might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which colonizes wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As the fungus grows, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores will spread into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that nearly half of the air in a home enters from the space below it. Thus it is incredibly important to address the issues in a timely manner as mold is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems including skin rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches and asthma.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Rotten wood joists
- Uneven floors
- The appearance of cracks in the interior drywall
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a straightforward solution because a water-free crawl space is a healthy crawl space. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
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.
Flooded Crawl Space
Without proper water-proofing, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation or snowmelt. If water finds a path inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is vitally critical in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the structure of your house. Rotted supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and overall property value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. The fungus is known by medical professionals to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood in the presence of moisture and humidity also creates the perfect habitat for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your water issues occur when there is heavy rain, we will install a drain and pump system. Our drain system consists of a drain pipe which is installed beneath your home. Whenever moisture from the soil gets into your crawlspace, it will enter into the pipe. Once inside the drain, the water will be diverted into a sump pump which will pump the water out and away from the home’s foundation to a safe distance away from the home. To help prevent mold growth and musty odors, we can easily control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier system. A water-free crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
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.