Basement And Crawl Space Waterproofing and Mold Control Services in College Park, MD
If you have noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after strong 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 assist 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 and dry. Our team in the College Park area are trained to identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a specialized 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 basement or crawl space it is important that you contact our experts. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be harmful, including water damage and mold growth. 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 whether 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 free from flooding. There are a variety of ways that water can enter your basement, because of this we offer a variety of different waterproofing products to help keep the water under control. 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 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 waterproofing systems that will collect, transport, and 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 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 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
Your Homes foundation is possibly 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 issues, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will see that the windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the foundation walls have begun to bow inward. You may not think these issues are dangerous when you see 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 identifying these issues. We can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 much neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Repair
In the College Park area, there are many homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces 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, these vents don't really work that way, 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 mold growth. If you have a crawl space, 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 be better for the overall air quality in your home.
Our Experts has been providing crawl space encapsulation 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 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 tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 410-934-1319 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.