Basement and Crawl Space Repair Services in Easton, MD
If you've noticed that that your basement or crawl space has excess water after heavy rains or in the after snow melts or you have a wall or floor crack in your foundation, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our experts 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 foundatin repair products that have been tested to keep your home dry. Our professionals in the Easton area are trained to identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a waterproofing 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 a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be dangerous, including mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. 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 necessary that you keep the area dry. There are several areas that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer several different waterproofing systems 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 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 foundaiton 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 entering 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 dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is most likely one of the most important areas of your home. Not only does it support the home itself but also the basement walls. If you have foundtion problems, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in block foundations and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. In addition to this, you will notice that the doors 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 setteleing foundation that should be checked out by a professional to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation issues 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 stabilize 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'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.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Easton area, there are many homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years crawl spaces were created with open vents to the outside. These vents were designed 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 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. 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 benefit the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is 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 saggign floors. We can install a patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.