Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Crawl Space Waterproofing, And Mold Control Services in College Park, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after strong storms or in the after the snow from winter melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a serious problem. Our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is here to help you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use waterproofing methods that have been tested to keep your home safe. Our team in the College Park area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space and to provide you with a specialized solution to repair the issue. We install waterproofing and structural repair 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 team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be harmful, including mold growth 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.
Professional Basement Waterproofing
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 dry and that any excess humidity and flooding are controlled. There are a number of areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing products to help keep the water under control. The primary 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 leaky wall cracks, one of the solutions our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution 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 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 systems you need to keep your home safe.
Professional Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is most likely one of the most important structural components of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion problems, they can show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will not open easily. You may also see 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 setteleing foundation that should be checked out by our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold control to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from common issues and our team is very good at identifying these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the issue is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. Depending on how bad it 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'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.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the College Park area, there are a number homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years crawl spaces 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, these vents don't really work that way, 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.
Our team has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to seal them and control humidity. This is best 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 saggign floors. We can install a proven crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.