Basement, Foundation, And Crawl Space Services in Baltimore, MD
If you have excess water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the after snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is here 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 mold and water free. Our professionals in the Baltimore area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a customized repair solution to resolve 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 foundation, crawl space, or basement it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are many issues that could be dangerous, including mold growth and foundation failure. 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 regardless of whether you are using it for storage or have it finished as a living space for your family. This means it is important that you keep the area dry and free from flooding. There are a number of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a number of different repair solutions to help keep the water out of your home. The most likely place where we find basement leaking 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.
Whatever the issue you are having we have waterproofing systems that will collect and expel water from your basement. If you have wall cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product 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 products you need to keep your home dry.
Your Homes foundation 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 issues, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the windows 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 see them, however, they are all indicators 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.
Luckily, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. We can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the problem is a sloping 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've noticed 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 a number homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they 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, 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 be better for 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 best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty 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 tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.