Crawlspace Solutions for Palmetto
When you home’s crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Water and humidity will contribute to wood rot, including wooden support beams and floor joists. It’s important to remember that those wooden beams, supports and joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the beams begin to rot, you may notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Moreover, moisture present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to cause a variety of health-related issues.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- 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
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
We can encapsulate your crawlspace to control excess moisture, humidity and odors. Excess condensation leads to mold, fungus, and foul odors in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents need to 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 properly control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home. To assist with high humidity in the crawl space, we can install an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
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
Poured concrete foundation walls commonly have small cracks that can leak, allowing water to get into the basement. Without proper water-proofing, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. 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 singularly important in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the structure of your house. Damaged supports and joists significantly diminish your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Homes with basements or crawlspaces often experience water or moisture intrusion. A common source of water intrusion are leaky cracks in the poured concrete foundation. American Crawlspace Solutions repairs leaky cracks to stop water intrusion. In poured concrete foundations, most of these cracks are “non-structural,” which means they do not pose a significant threat to your home’s stability, aside from the occasional leak.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
Our high pressure foam resin injection method fills and seals basement cracks, which provides a good long-term solution that is much more effective and cheaper than the alternatives.
Surface sealants such as hydraulic cement or caulk are commonly applied. However, these superficial solutions are often ineffective. The basement and foundation repair professionals at American Crawlspace Solutions use a high pressure pump to inject foam resin into the crack, completely sealing the void to keep your basement dry.
To help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement with a dehumidifier. A moisture-free crawl space is a safe basement. Please call our local or toll-free number to setup an on-site assessment and free repair estimate. We look forward with great enthusiasm to repairing your foundation to its original integrity with prompt work, a fair price, and a best-in-the-industry guarantee.
Sinking Footing & Home Skirting
The foundation wall below your home, sometimes known as the skirting, can sink into the ground over time. This is most noticeable if you home has uneven or sagging floors or exterior cracks. As if often the case with sinking foundation footing, the floor joists, wood girders, and support posts are rotting due to moisture intrusion. Poor soil conditions around the exterior of your home might cause the foundation to be too damaged to support the structure of the home.
How to tell if your home has a sinking foundation footer:
- Cracks on walls inside of the home
- Windows and doors are difficult to open or close
- 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 insure your foundation’s footing is correctly strengthened. If your damages are due to issues with excess water in the soil, our team will install a drainage system (usually perforated pipe set in gravel) around the exterior of the house. Water from the soil enters the drain pipe in the gravel and will be diverted away from the foundation.
Please call our local or toll-free number to setup an on-site assessment and free repair estimate. We look forward with great enthusiasm to repairing your foundation to its original integrity with prompt work, a fair price, and a best-in-the-industry guarantee.