Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Cheltenham, MD

Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control

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 potentially dangerous issue. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is here to assist you when there is any kind of crawl space or basement flooding and mold growth issue. We use foundation repair products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team in the Cheltenham area are trained to properly identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a specialized solution to resolve the issue. We install basement and crawl space solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.

If you've noticed a problem with your foundation or basement it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a number of 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.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

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 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 home. 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 solutions that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have wall cracks, one of the solutions our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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 and safe.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

The foundation of your home is most likely one of the most important support structures of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundation issues, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the doors or windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the basement walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicative 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 issues stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at identifying these issues. Our Team can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the issue is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. 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've noticed 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 Cheltenham area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces 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 storms. 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 encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control humidity. This is achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a sealing 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.

Contact Our Experts

If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.