Basement And Crawl Space Waterproofing and Mold Control Services in Cordova, MD
If you've excess water in your crawl space or basement after storms or in the after the snow from winter melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a serious problem. Our experts at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is ready to help you when there is any kind of foundation settlement, basement waterproofing, or crawl space flooding problem. We use waterproofing products that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our professionals in the Cordova area are trained to evaluate issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a specialized solution to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control 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 hazardous, 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 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 dry and free from flooding. There are several areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different repair systems to help keep the water out of your home. The primary place where we find basement leaking 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 remove water from your basement. If you have foundation cracks, the first thing our experts will recommend is to have a wall crack repair solution installed to stop the crack growth and water leak. If water is coming in 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 solutions you need to keep your home safe.
Your 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 foundation problems, normally they will 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 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 problems are dangerous when you observe them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Luckily, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. Our Team can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently fix the foundation. If the issue is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on the extent of the damage 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 much neededsupport.
Professional Crawl Space Solutions
In the Cordova area, there are a number homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces 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, this is not what really happens, having these 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 the growth of mold. 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.
Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control mold. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty 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 tested crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.