Basement And Crawl Space Waterproofing and Mold Control Services in Laurel, MD
If you've excess water in your crawl space or basement after strong storms or in the after snow melts or you have a crack along your foundation walls, then you know this is a potentially dangerous problem. Our experts at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing is ready to assist you when there is any kind of basement or crawl space flooding issues. We use methods that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our team 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 prevent the issue. We install waterproofing, structural repair, and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If seen a problem with your foundation, crawl space, or basement it is important that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of issues that could be hazardous, 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 important that you keep the area dry. There are several ways that water can enter your home, because of this we offer several different waterproofing solutions and products 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 collect and remove water from your basement. If you have leaky wall 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 specialized 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 solutions you need to keep your home dry.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your Homes 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 foundation issues, 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. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or 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 issues are dangerous when you see them, however, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation that should be checked out by our team at Maryland Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation issues stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a foundation repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the issue is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is 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 much neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Laurel area, there are many homes that were constructed with crawl space areas instead of basements. For years they 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, this is not what really happens, 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 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 waterproofing crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the most efficient way to seal them and control humidity. 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. Moisture in your crawl space can also cause sagging floors. We can install a proven crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.
If you would like more information about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 410-934-1319 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.