American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve the homeowners of Tyrone. ACS specializes in Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated or sealed crawlspace is a more energy-efficient alternative to the traditional wall-vented crawlspace.
Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, increased home value and appeal, and humidity control.
If your home is built on a crawlspace, chances are you have foundation vents in the walls of your homes foundation. Contrary to popular belief, instead of allowing humid air to leave the crawlspace, they instead allow the hot exterior air to have access to your basement. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to an environment suitable for mold growth 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. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
Common problem with a damp crawl space:
- Water standing around the footing of the home
- Uneven or sloping floors on the lower floor your home
- Musty scents coming from below your home
- Unexplained health problems
- Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace
Basement Wall Damage
Poured concrete foundation walls commonly have small cracks which form over time. These cracks can leak, allowing water to get into the basement. Our high pressure foam resin injection method provides a good long-term solution that is much more effective and cheaper than the alternatives.
Key Benefits of ACS Basement Crack Repair
- We Repair Cracks From the Inside
- Cracks Are Sealed to Prevent Future Moisture Invasion
- No Need to Dig Up or Ruin Landscaping
- We Offer a 5-Year Warranty
- We Use High Pressure Foam Resin Injection
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.
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.
Flooded Crawl Space
If not water-proofed, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of heavy rain or snowmelt. If water finds a weakness in your foundation to get inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them warp and rot. This is especially important in the case of support beams and floor joists that hold up the mass of your house. Rotted supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is a great place for unhealthy mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been known to trigger any number of health problems 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 during periods of heavy rain, we will install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever precipitation gets into your basement or crawlspace, it will enter our drain system. From there, the excess moisture is directed into a sump pump which will quickly pump the water some distance from the foundation. Further, to help stop mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with an automated dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a safe basement.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers comes first. All work performed by American Crawlspace Solutions experts is guaranteed, so please call us today and we will schedule a free, no hassle, on-site assessment.