Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Crumpton, MD
If you've seen water in your crawl space or basement after heavy rains or in the springtime after the snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a potentially dangerous issue. Our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is prepared to assist you when there is any kind of crawl space or basement flooding and mold growth issue. We use methods that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our experts in the Crumpton area are trained to identify issues in your crawl space or basement and to provide you with a repair plan to repair the issue. We install waterproofing and structural repair solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you notice a problem with your crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are many issues that could be harmful, including the growth of mold and weakened support structures. 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 regardless of 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 free of water and excess humidity. There are several ways that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different waterproofing solutions to help keep the water out of your home. The most likely place where we find basement leaking 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 waterproofing systems that will collect and remove water from your basement. If you have wall cracks, one of the first things 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 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 dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is most likely one of the most important structural components of your home. It not only supports the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundation problems, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Sometimes, you will notice that the windows will not open easily. You may also notice a problem where the foundation walls have begun to press inward or bow. You may not think these problems are dangerous when you notice them, however, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stop the sinking. 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 neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Crumpton area, there are a number homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years they were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were intended help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, these vents don't really work that way, having these open 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. 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our Experts has been providing crawl space encapsulation since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is achieved using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a sealing line, sometimes accompanied by a sump pump 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.