Sandy Springs Crawlspace and Basement Services
When you home’s crawl space or basement has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, it can create several forms of damage. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can contribute to rotting wooden structures, including wooden support beams and floor joists. We always remind our valued customers that those wooden supports and floor joists partially carry the weight of your house. When the supports begin to loose stability, homeowners often notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Additionally, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will create an environment suitable for the development of mold and mildew, which are universally known to to the root of a variety of health-related issues.
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
Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
We recommend Crawlspace Encapsulation to prevent future moisture problems. Existing 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 also install an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
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.
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 environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, and organic materials for the fungus to feed and grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was never properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your home might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous 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 make their way into your home’s air. Construction experts indicate that nearly 50% of the air in any home enters from the space beneath it. Thus most foundation repair companies feel it is incredibly crucial to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems including respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Standing water below the home
Ridding Your Crawl Space of Humidity
We can easily control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable solution because a water-free crawl space is a safe basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow beneath your home.
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.
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 structure is correctly strengthened. If your damages are due to issues with excess runoff, your American Crawlspace Solutions professionals will install a drainage system (gravel area adjacent to you foundation with a drain pipe at the bottom) around the perimeter of the foundation. Moisture from the earth enters the drain through the gravel and will be guided away from the foundation.
Our team of professionals will consistently provide excellent customer service, prompt communications, and professionally certified foundation repairs. Please call for a free estimate.