Crawlspace Solutions for Stone Mountain
When you home’s crawl space has ongoing problems related to moisture seepage, you are at risk of several types of damage. Water and humidity can contribute to rotting wooden structures, 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 rot, our clients typically notice unlevel floors and unlevel rooms. Furthermore, humidity present in a basement or crawlspace will encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are commonly known to to the root of a variety of medical issues.
Warning signs which might indicate a problem with a damp crawl space:
- Insects seen entering the basement or crawlspace
- Water standing around the footing of the home
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Recent vision, skin or respiratory problems
Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Problem
American Crawlspace Solutions can install a customized drainage system to quickly and automatically remove water from beneath your house. ACS also provides a number of related solutions which can remove and/or divert water from your home, including sealing leaky cracks in your basement walls.
These waterproofing systems stop water from invading the basement under your home and damaging wooden support beams, floorboards, and joists located beneath the family’s home. Whenever precipitation from the soil seeps into your crawlspace, it is diverted into a drainage pipe or sump pump. Once inside the pipe, the excess moisture will be sent into a sump pump which will ultimately push the water out and away from the home to a safe distance away from the home. To assist with high humidity in the crawl space, we can install an automated dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
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Musty odors inside a home are indicative of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space below the floor. Mold and mildew are fungi which thrive in dark places which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic items for the fungus to grow on. If your home’s basement or crawlspace was never properly prepared to deflect moisture in the dirt and soil, then your home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially dangerous fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mildew grows and reproduces, it puts spores into the air. Mold spores will spread into your home’s air. Engineers indicate that nearly 50% of the air in any home flows from the space below it. Thus it is critically crucial to address the mold in a timely manner as mold is widely known to cause health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:
- Cracks in the home’s walls
- Doors and windows which do not open and close
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
- Rotten wood joists
- Sloping floors
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
With our professional’s help, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution because a moisture-free crawl space is a healthy basement. By removing moisture and humidity, mold will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house.
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Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your home’s basement can flood during periods of heavy rain. If runoff finds a path inside your basement, it can cause the 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. Damaged supports and joists significantly lower your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a water-logged crawl space is a suitable habitat for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. The black mold is widely known to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates an attractive habitat for pests such as roaches, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
Exterior Solutions may be helpful but seldom correct the large drainage problem. Therefore, American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Interior Basement Repair and Drainage Solutions.
Many times we visit with clients who have spent lots of money with other contractors on Exterior Solutions that failed! It’s completely logical to try to stop the water from entering, but the truth is water always seems to find a way in. A properly installed Interior Basement Drainage System will provide the long term peace of mind you are looking for.
If your crawlspace or basement has standing water after rain, American Crawlspace Solutions can also install an electric sump pump system to quickly and automatically remove water from beneath your home.
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of an ongoing foundation problems. Take our advice: please don’t let your foundation problems linger. Call your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert right away and we’ll send out a friendly, professional estimator who will provide you with a prompt assessment of your foundation’s issues as well as a written repair estimate.