Crawlspace Solutions for Snellville
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When you home’s crawl space has problems with moisture seepage, it can create several forms of damage. Excess humidity and moisture below your home can 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 carry the weight of your home’s structure. When the beams begin to deteriorate, you may notice sloping floors and sloping rooms. Additionally, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the development of mold and mildew, which are widely known to cause a variety of medical problems.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
- Stagnant water around the foundation of your house
Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
You should be taking advantage Crawlspace Encapsulation. 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.
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Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew issue in the crawl space below your home. Mold and mildew are fungi which are perfected adapted to grow and spread in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as wooden materials for the fungus to grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was not originally properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, your house might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold spreads, it releases spores into the air. Mold spores will make their way into your home’s air. Engineers have reported that nearly half of the air in a home enters from the space beneath it. So it is incredibly important to address the issues in a timely manner as mold is known to cause health problems such as respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
- Rotted wood beams and supports
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the home’s walls
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
We can easily control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a moisture-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.
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.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain. If runoff finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot, warp, and decay. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the mass of your house. Decayed supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Moreover, a water-logged crawl space is a great place for dangerous mold and mildew which thrive in damp, dark environments. The black mold is widely known to trigger several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for unwanted pests such as termites, roaches, snakes, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is heavy rain, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a reliable drain tile system. Our drain tile system consists of a pipe which is set into gravel along the exterior of your foundation. Whenever moisture from the soil gets into the gravel area, it will enter into the pipe. Once inside the drain, the water will be directed into a sump pump which will pump the water out and away from the home to a safe distance away from the home. To help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier system. A moisture-free crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
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.
Sagging, Unlevel Floor Joists
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 experiencing an excessive moisture problem in the basement or crawl space. If the crawl space beneath the your home hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and be the cause a number of problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements experiencing rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams supporting your home to become weak. Ultimately, the damaged joists will have trouble maintaining the weight of your home, which will create sagging, uneven floors.
The common signs of excess moisture under your home:
- Stagnant pools of water in and around your foundation and basement
- Rotting wood or structures
- Living areas smell musty or moldy
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
How To Fix Floors That Are Sinking/Sagging
To fix your home properly, we have 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 gaining entry into your home. In most cases we will install an interior drain which will divert precipitation away from your home’s foundation and into a sump pump and drain pipe.
Contact us today and we will meet you at a time of your convenience to discuss and assess your foundation issues. Anywhere in our community and the surrounding area, we’ll be there for you. All work performed by your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your protection and peace of mind.
Sinking Footing & Home Skirting
The foundation wall below your home, also known as the footing, can sink into the ground over time. This is most noticeable if the bottom level of your home has uneven or sagging floors with the presence of exterior cracks. Sinking footing can be caused by the columns which provide support being placed too widely. As if often the case with sinking foundation footing, the floor joists, wood girders, and support posts are decaying from rot due to moisture intrusion. Poor soil conditions around the outside of the structure can cause the foundation to be too damaged to hold up the mass of your home.
Does your home have a sinking footer? The warning signs:
- Cracks on interior walls of the home
- Sticky windows and doors
- Uneven, sloping floors
- Tilting crawl space supports
How To Fix Home Skirting/Footing That Is Sinking or Bowing Inward
Jacks, piers, and other stabilization measures can be taken to guarantee your foundation’s footing is properly strengthened. If your damages are due to issues with excess runoff, our team will install a drainage system (usually perforated pipe set in gravel) around the outside of the house. Water from the earth enters the drain layered within the gravel and will be guided away from the foundation.