Basement, Foundation, And Crawl Space Services in Baltimore, MD
If you have excess water in your crawl space or basement after storms or in the after snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to help you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use products that have been tested to keep your home water free. Our experts in the Baltimore area are trained to identify issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a repair plan to repair the issue. We install basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be hazardous, including mold growth, water damage, 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 whethyer 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 number of areas that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing systems to help keep the water out of your basement. The most likely 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.
Whatever the issue you are having we have waterproofing systems that will remove 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 specialized 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Professional Foundation Repair
Your foundation is possibly one of the most important areas of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion problems, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the basement walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation issues stem from common issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on the extent of the damage 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 bowing, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Baltimore area, there are a number homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with crawl space vents to the outside. These vents were intented help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is what usually 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 the growth of mold and mildew. With homes that have crawl spaces, 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.
American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control 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 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 patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.