Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Baltimore, MD
If you have seen 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 prepared to assist you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use foundation repair products that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our professionals in the Baltimore area are trained to correctly evaluate issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a customized repair 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 crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are many 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.
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 free of flooding. There are a variety of ways that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a variety of different repair products to help keep the water out of your home. The main place where we find water leaks 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 remove water from your basement. If you have foundation 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 coming in 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 systems you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Your Homes foundation is most likely one of the most important areas of your home. It not only supports 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 basement walls. Sometimes, 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 problems are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicative 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.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. Our Team can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. 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 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 neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Baltimore area, there are homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with open 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 open 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 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 mold. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty 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. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause sagging floors. We can install a proven crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.