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 springtime after the snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious issue. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is prepared to assist you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation damage, or mold growth issues. We use waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home mold and water free. Our team in the Baltimore area are trained to identify issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a repair plan to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing and structural repair solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you've noticed a problem with your basement or crawl space it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be dangerous, 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.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
Your basement is an important area in your home regardless of 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 that any excess humidity and flooding are controlled. There are a variety of areas that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a variety of different repair systems to help keep the water under control. 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.
Whatever the issue you are having we have waterproofing systems 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 solution 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 safe.
Structural Foundation Repair
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 foundation issues, normally they will 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 notice that the doors will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to bow inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from common issues and our team is very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad the damage 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 bowing, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Solutions
In the Baltimore area, there are many homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces were created with vents to the outside. These vents were intended help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, these vents don't really work that way, 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 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our Experts has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control high humidity. This is best achieved 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. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause sagging floors. We can install a tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.