Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in Baltimore, MD
If you have noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water 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 potentially dangerous problem. 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 waterproofing products that have been tested to keep your home safe. Our professionals in the Baltimore area are trained to identify issues in your basement and to provide you with a waterproofing solution to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your foundation or basement it is important that you contact our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing. We say this because there are many issues that could be harmful, 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 or not 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 several areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different waterproofing products 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 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 waterproofing systems that will remove water from your basement. If you have foundation cracks, one of the solutions our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution installed to control the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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 products you need to keep your home dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is possibly 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. 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 bow inward. You may not think these problems 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 similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these problems. Our Experts can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. Depending on how bad it is 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 much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Baltimore area, there are a number homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces 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, 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 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.
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 seal them and control humidity. This is done 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. Water in your crawl space can also cause sagging floors. We can install a crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
Contact Our Experts
If you would like more information 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 consultation with one of our experts.