Crawl Space, Foundation, And Basement Services in Laurel, MD
If you have seen water in your crawl space or basement after strong storms or in the after snow melts or you have a foundation wall crack, then you know this is a serious issue. Our experts at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold Control is ready to assist you when there is any kind of basement or crawl space flooding issues. We use products that have been tested to keep your home safe and dry. Our professionals in the Laurel area are trained to identify issues in your basement or crawl space and to provide you with a repair plan to prevent the issue. We install waterproofing and mold control solutions for homeowners that are backed by years of industry experience.
If you've noticed a problem with your foundation or crawl space it is important that you contact a waterproofing expert. We say this because there are a variety of issues that could be dangerous, including mold growth, water damage, and foundation failure. 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 whethyer or not 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 flooding. There are a variety of ways that water can enter the basement, because of this we offer a variety of different repair systems to help keep the water under control. The main place where we find basement water leaks 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.
Regardless of the issue you are having we have waterproofing systems that will 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 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 products you need to keep your home safe.
Your Homes foundation is most likely 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 foundtion problems, they will normally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in blocks and horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation walls. Other times, you will see that the doors will not open easily. You may also see 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 indicators of a sinking or setteleing foundation that should be checked out by our team at American Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Mold control to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Often Times, many foundation issues stem from common issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. Our Experts can offer a repair solution customized for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sagging foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to bring the home back to level. 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 have got bowed basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckeling, we can install foundation wall anchors to pull the walls back to their original location and provide neededsupport.
Crawl Space Repair
In the Laurel 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 created to help keep fresh air moving through the space and to keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is what usually happens, 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 mold growth. 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 increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors, and we know the best way to close them off and control humidity. This is done 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 crawl space support system to stop sagging floors and support your home.