Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Crawl Space Waterproofing, And Mold Control Services in Laurel, MD
If you have observed basement or crawl space leaks after storms or in the after snow 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 basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed wall problems. We use products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our experts in the Laurel area are trained to properly identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a waterproofing 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 crawl space, basement, or foundation it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be harmful, 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 if 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. There are a number of areas that water can enter your home, because of this we offer a number of different waterproofing solutions and products to help keep the water under control. The primary 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 products that will remove water from your basement. If you have foundaiton cracks, the first thing 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 products you need to keep your home dry and safe.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is most likely one of the most important support structures 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 bricks outside of your home and horizontal cracks that run the length of the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will not open easily. You may also see a problem where the basement walls have begun to lean inward. 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 one of our experts to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. Our Experts can offer a foundation repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sloping 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 leaning, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the Laurel area, there are many 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 created to help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is what usually happens, having these crawl space 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 and mildew. 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 team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control mold. This is 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 patented crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.