American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to offer crawlspace and basement repair and encapsulation services for homeowners in Warner Robins, Georgia.
For most homes with a crawlspace, we recommend 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 improved indoor air quality, increased home value and appeal, energy efficiency, increased home value, and humidity control.
If your home is built on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in the walls of your homes foundation. Despite what you may have heard, instead of forcing hot, humid air to exit the crawlspace, the vents instead allow the hot exterior air into to your crawlspace. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to mold, fungus, and foul odors in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents need to be closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces require a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will properly prevent humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
The warning signs:
- 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
Musty, moldy 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 fungi which loves to grow in environments which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) items for the fungus to grow on. If your basement or crawlspace was never properly outfitted to divert moisture in the dirt and soil, then your house might experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a potentially unhealthy fungus which lives on the surface of wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mold grows, it puts spores into the air. These spores will spread into your home’s air. Studies have reported that nearly half of the air in any home enters from the space below it. Thus it is incredibly important to address the issues promptly as the fungus is widely known to cause health problems including asthma issues, skin rashes, fatigue and headaches.
Excess water and humidity below the home: the warning signs:
- 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
How To Fix Humidity Problems in Your Crawl Space
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Repair Services for Leaky Basement Walls
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
- No Need to Dig Up or Ruin Landscaping
- We Offer a 5-Year Warranty
- We Use High Pressure Foam Resin Injection
- Cracks Are Sealed to Prevent Future Moisture Invasion
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.
Sagging Floor Boards
You may notice that the first floor of your home has un-even floors that appear to be sagging. If so, there is a very good chance your home is damaged by an excessive moisture problem in the area below your home. If the crawl space beneath the your building hasn’t been sealed off or waterproofed, then water seepage will easily get inside your foundation and be the cause a number of issues.
Water collecting below your house may result in wooden structural elements experiencing rot, decay, and warping. Such damage will cause the beams and floor boards below your home to become weak. Ultimately, the damaged joists will have trouble supporting the weight of the house above, 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
Repair Solutions for Sinking Floors
There are really 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 gaining entry into your home. We will likely install which diverts precipitation into a sump pump and away from your home’s foundation.
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.