Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in Baltimore, MD
If you have seen water in your crawl space or basement after strong storms or in the after snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is prepared to assist you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use foundation repair products that have been tested to keep your home safe. Our professionals in the Baltimore area are trained to properly identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a customized repair solution to resolve the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your foundation or basement it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be harmful, including mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. 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 or not 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. There are a number of areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing 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 concrete walls or mortar joints. 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 waterproofing systems that will collect and expel 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 product installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering at the cove joint or other areas we can install a custom 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry.
The foundation of your home is most likely one of the most important structural components of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundation problems, 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. 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 see 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.
Luckily, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. Our Team can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 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 neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Baltimore area, there are homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with vents to the outside. These vents were designed help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is what usually happens, 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 and mildew. If you have a crawl space, 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 increase 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 best way to seal them and control humidity. This is 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 sagging floors. We can install a patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.