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 springtime after the snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a serious problem. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to assist you when there is any kind of basement or crawl space flooding issues. We use waterproofing products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our experts in the Baltimore area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a customized repair soltion to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you've noticed a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be hazardous, 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 if 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 number of areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing systems to help keep the water out of your home. The primary 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 solutions that will collect 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 stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering at the cove joint or other areas we can install a specialized 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is possibly 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 foundtion problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize 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 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 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 much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Baltimore area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were intented help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is not what really happens, having these open vents allows water to get in during storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing mold growth. 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our Experts has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control mold. This is done 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 tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.