Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Annapolis, MD
If you've excess water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after the snow from winter melts or you have a foundation wall crack, 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 basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use methods and products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Annapolis area are trained to properly identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a specialized solution to repair the issue. We install waterproofing and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are many issues that could be hazardous, 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.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
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 several areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different repair products to help keep the water out of your basement. The main place where we find basement leaking is where there are cracks in the foundation walls. These are usually in the concrete or at mortar joints between blocks. It can also occur with floor cracks and at the cove joint where the foundation walls and floor meet.
Regardless of the issue you are having we have solutions that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have wall cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product 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 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 systems you need to keep your home dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your 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 got foundation issues, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Other times, you will notice that the doors will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicative 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.
Luckily, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. Depending on the extent of the damage and the location of the damage we can use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have got bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is leaning, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the Annapolis area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces were created with open 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 open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold. With homes that have crawl spaces, up to half of the air entering 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.
Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control mold. This is best 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 patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.