American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in Crawlspace Encapsulation for homeowners in Vinings, Georgia.
An encapsulated crawlspace is a more cost-effective solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include helps to prevent freezing pipes, controls foul odors, helps to keep hardwood floors from cupping and buckling, controls conditions for mold growth, and helps to keep floors warmer in the winter.
An encapsulated crawlspace will properly prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
Repairs for Leaky Basement Cracks
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
- Cracks Are Sealed to Prevent Future Moisture Invasion
- No Need to Dig Up or Ruin Landscaping
- We Repair Cracks From the Inside
- 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.
Musty odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew problem in the crawl space in your homes crawlspace or basement. Mold is a type of fungus which loves to grow in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as wooden items for the fungus to grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was not originally properly outfitted to divert moisture in the soil, your home could very well experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists in your crawl space or basement. As mold grows, it shoots spores into the air. Mold spores spread into your home’s air. Studies indicate that nearly half of the air in any home flows from the space beneath it. Thus it is critically crucial to address the mold promptly as the fungus is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems such as asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Flooded Crawl Space
If they are not properly treated to resist water, your basement and crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. Once runoff finds its way inside your basement, it can quickly cause damage to wooden elements of your home’s structure, making them rot and decay to the point of collapse. This is singularly important in the case of support beams and floor joists which support the weight of your house. Damaged supports and joists greatly lower your home’s structural integrity and future re-sale value.
Moreover, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for dangerous mold and mildew which live in damp, dark environments. This dangerous fungus has been known to cause several medical issues including respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotting wood combined with moisture and humidity also creates an advantageous environment for unwanted pests such as roaches, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your flooding occur when there is precipitation, the staff of American Crawlspace Solutions can install a worry-free basement drain system. Whenever rain seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it our drain system. From there, the excess moisture is forwarded into a sump pump which will automatically pump the water away from the homes foundation. Further, to help prevent mold growth and musty odors, we suggest you control moisture levels in your basement with an electric dehumidifier. A water-free crawl space is a healthy crawl space.
As a responsible homeowner, we encourage you not allow foundation problems to linger. It is our sincere hope you will call us today so that we can help you assess your foundation’s problems and provide you with a prompt 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 good indication your home is beset with an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. 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 potantial problems. Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements beginning to rot, decay, and warping. This type of damage will make the floor boards and joists, joists and beams supporting your home to become weak. Ultimately, they will have trouble maintaining the vast weight of your home, which can manifest as sagging, uneven floors.
Warning signs which may indicate the presence of moisture under your home:
- You notice musty or moldy odors, particularly after a rain
- Rotting wood or structures
- Stagnant pools of water lying against the footing
- The presence of termites, roaches, and other pests
Sinking and Sagging Floors: How to Fix Them
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 deal with the presence of water and how it is managing to get beneath your home. The most commong solution is to install a drain system which will automatically send rain into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers come first. All our work is guaranteed and our team is licensed and insured. Please contact us today for your free no-stress, no-obligation foundation assessment and repair estimate.