Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Barclay, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after heavy rains or in the after the snow from winter melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a serious problem. Our experts at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is ready to assist you when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation damage, or mold growth issues. We use foundation repair products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Barclay area are trained to evaluate issues in your basement and to provide you with a repair plan to resolve 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 basement or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are many issues that could be harmful, 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 whether or not 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 basement, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing solutions and products to help keep the water under control. The most likely place where we find water leaks 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.
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 control the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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 systems you need to keep your home dry.
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 got foundation problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Other times, you will notice that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation walls have begun to lean inward. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicators 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.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. Depending on how bad the damage 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 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 neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Barclay area, there are homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years they were created with vents to the outside. These vents were created to 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 rain and snow storms. This water tends to stay in your crawl space resulting in the humidity level staying too high causing the growth of mold and mildew. 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 high humidity. This is achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a sealing 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 sagging floors. We can install a tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free 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.