Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Chester, MD
If you've observed basement or crawl space leaks after strong storms 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 potentially dangerous problem. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is prepared to help 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 dry. Our experts in the Chester area are trained to evaluate issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a customized repair solution 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 crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are many issues that could be dangerous, 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 important that you keep the area free of flooding. There are a variety of ways that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a variety of different waterproofing systems to help keep the water under control. The main 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.
Whatever the issue you are having we have products that will remove water from your basement. If you have foundation cracks, one of the first things our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair product installed to control the crack growth and water leak. If water is entering 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.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your Homes foundation is most likely one of the most important support structures of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have got foundation issues, 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. Sometimes, you will notice that the doors 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 observe them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our team is very good at identifying these issues. Our Team can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking 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 have got bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Chester 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 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. With homes that have crawl spaces, up to half of the air in 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 waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control high humidity. This is best achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a waterproof 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. 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.