Basement, Foundation, And Crawl Space Services in Annapolis, MD
If you have observed basement or crawl space leaks after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious issue. Our experts at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is here to help you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home mold and water free. Our experts in the Annapolis area are trained to correctly evaluate issues in your basement and to provide you with a specialized solution to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing and structural repair solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be hazardous, including the growth of mold and weakened support structures. 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 important that you keep the area dry. There are a number of ways that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing solutions and products to help keep the water out of your home. The primary place where we find water leaks 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, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, one of the first things our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in at the cove joint or other areas we can install a custom drainage 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Your foundation is most likely one of the most important areas of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have got foundation issues, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Other times, you will see that the windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from common issues and our team is very good at noticing these issues. Our Team can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on the extent of the damage and where it is we can use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you notice bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is bowing, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Annapolis area, there are homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with crawl space vents to the outside. These vents were intended help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is what usually happens, having these crawl space 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 increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to close them off and control mold. This is achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty line, sometimes accompanied by a sump pump 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. Water 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.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.