Crawlspace Solutions for Powder Springs

 

 

 

When you home’s crawl space has problems with moisture seepage, damage can come in many forms. Moisture and humidity will contribute to the damages effects of rotten wood, including wooden joists and beams. Please keep in mind that those wooden supports and floor joists partially hold up the weight of your house. When the supports begin to deteriorate, homeowners often notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Moreover, water present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to cause a variety of health-related issues.

 

  • Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
  • Stagnant water around the foundation of your house
  • Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
  • Musty and moldy odors emanating from the basement
  • Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems

 

We can encapsulate your crawlspace to control moisture and humidity. 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.

 


 

Flooded Crawl Space

 

If not water-proofed, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of heavy precipitation. Once water finds its way inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is singularly important in the case of wooden beams and floor joists that hold up the mass of your house. Rotted supports and joists greatly lower your home’s stability and overall property value.

Moreover, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for unhealthy mold and mildew which colonize and thrive in damp, dark environments. The fungus is known by medical professionals to trigger everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements combined with moisture and humidity also creates an attractive habitat for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats. 

How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding

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.

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. 

 

 


 

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 every reason to believe your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in the basement or crawl space. If the crawl space beneath the your building hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and manifest a number of issues. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will cause the floor boards and joists, joists and beams of your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble supporting the weight of your home, which will always cause sagging, uneven floors.

The common signs of excess moisture under your home:

  • Rotting wood or structures
  • Termites, roaches, and other pests
  • Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
  • Musty or moldy odors

 

Repair Solutions for Sinking Floors

Unfortunately there are 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 the presence of water and how it is entering your home. In most cases we will install a drainage pipe in your crawlspace which uses a sump pump to remove water.

A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 


 

Sinking Footing & Home Skirting

 

The main wall of foundation blocks around your home, also known as the skirting, can sink or become uneven over time. This is perhaps most noticeable with uneven or sagging floors with the presence of exterior cracks. Sinking footing can in some cases be caused by support columns being placed too widely. In some cases, the floor joists, wood girders, and support posts are experiencing decay due to moisture intrusion. The low quality of the soil’s conditions around the outside of your home might cause the foundation to be too unstable to hold up the mass of your home.

 

How to tell if your home has a sinking foundation footer:

 

How To Fix Home Skirting/Footing That Is Sinking or Bowing Inward

Piers, basement jacks and similar methods can be taken to insure your foundation’s weight is adequately strengthened. If your foundation issues are related directly to hyrdostatic pressure, your American Crawlspace Solutions professionals will install a drain system and a sump pump. Moisture enters the pipe and will be diverted away from the structure by the pump.

A Free Inspection and Repair Estimate is available today, so call us to schedule an appointment.

About American Crawlspace Solutions

American Crawlspace Solutions operates with a “needs based” approach toward solving your crawlspace,basement, or mold problem. You have a choice when it comes to who you allow into your home, and we sincerely appreciate our customers! We strive for fast, friendly service at an affordable price.

Crawlspace Professionals

Our staff is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated foundation and basement repair professionals with years of experience.

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American Crawlspace Solutions proudly serves the greater Atlanta area, including Marietta, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain.

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