Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Crawl Space Waterproofing, And Mold Control Services in Baltimore, MD
If you've seen water in your crawl space or basement after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is prepared to help you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use foundatin repair products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our experts in the Baltimore area are trained to identify issues in your basement and to provide you with a customized repair soltion to repair the issue. We install basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be dangerous, 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 imperative that you keep the area dry and free from flooding. There are a variety of areas that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a variety of different repair solutions to help keep the water under control. The most likely place where we find basement 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.
Regardless of the issue you are having we have solutions that will transport and remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, one of the first things our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product installed to control the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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.
The foundation of your home 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 foundtion problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will see that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the foundation walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the issue is a sagging 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 notice 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.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Baltimore area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces were created with crawl space vents to the outside. These vents were created to help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is not what really 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 mold growth. 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 be better for the overall air quality in your home.
American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control high humidity. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a waterproof 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 saggign floors. We can install a crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
Contact Our Experts
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.