Basement And Crawl Space Waterproofing and Mold Control Services in Accokeek, MD
If you have excess water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after the snow from winter melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is here to assist you when there is any kind of crawl space or basement flooding and mold growth issue. We use methods and products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Accokeek area are trained to correctly evaluate issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a repair plan to resolve the issue. We install basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you've noticed a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be dangerous, including water damage and mold growth. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water from damaging your home, foundation repair services to prevent foundation damage or crawl space services to prevent uneven floors, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important area in your home whether you are using it for storage or have it finished as a living space for your family. This means it is necessary that you keep the area dry and that any excess humidity and flooding are controlled. There are a number of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a number of different repair systems to help keep the water out of your home. The primary place where we find basement leaking is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the mortar joints between blocks and cracks in your concrete wall. It can also occur with floor cracks and at the cove joint where the foundation walls and floor meet.
Whatever the issue you are having we have products that will collect and remove water from your basement. If you have foundation cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution installed to control the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in at the cove joint or other areas we can install a specialized waterproofing system to help remove the water. In some more extreme cases, we may recommend installing a sump pump system to help with the removal of water. Our experts have the basement waterproofing products you need to keep your home safe.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your Homes foundation is most likely one of the most important structural components of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundation problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the basement walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. Depending on how bad it is and where it is we can use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've noticed bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Accokeek area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years they were created with vents to the outside. These vents were intended help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, these vents don't really work that way, having these vents allows water to get in during heavy rain. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold. Up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space, so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control mold. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a sealing line, sometimes accompanied by other waterproofing systems to keep water out of your crawl space. Encapsulation will stop bugs and animals from getting into your crawl space as well allowing you to use it for storage. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause sagging floors. We can install a proven crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.