Local Crawl Space and Foundation Company in Ooltewah
When your basement experiences flooding during large rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are here to help when you've got any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Ooltewah area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've found an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Basement Waterproofing Professionals
Our basement waterproofing contractor has years of experience taking care of all types of moisture problems under a Ooltewah home. Moisture here can cause a lot of problems, including expensive damage to your home's structural integrity. Water in the basement can cause wooden materials, including support beams and floor joists to warp, rot, and decay. When these materials start to fall apart, so will your home. Moisture here will also cause mold and mildew to grow. Mold is typically dark green or black in color, and it can create a lot of headaches, quite literally, for you and your family. Avoid these problems entirely by getting your leaks taken care of immediately by professionals in the business who have the experience and supplies needed to get the job done right, and done right the first time.
Different Waterproofing Systems
Our experts will be able to determine which kind of waterproofing system will be best for your Ooltewah, Tennessee home. From installing sump pumps inside of the home, to installing an exterior waterproofing membrane on the outside of the foundation, we guarantee that we will get the moisture problem taken care of at the source so that you never again need to deal with leaks or flooding below your home.
On the inside of your basement, we can install sump pumps with battery backups, dehumidifiers, and drainage systems which will connect to the sumps. All of our waterproofing systems come with a lifetime warranty, so you can rest assured knowing that the products we install in your home are going to be effective at taking care of the problem for the long haul.
On the outside of your family's home, we can take care of poor lawn grading and drainage issues by installing French drains, and we can also install the exterior waterproofing membrane on your foundation walls in case they are cracked from the outside.
Advantages to Having a Dry Basement
Listed here are some of the advantages to making sure that your basement doesn't leak:
- No more mold or mildew
- No water damage on walls, floors, or ceilings
- Dry place to store boxes and personal belongings
- Space can be finished to add on extra usable living space to the home
- Better indoor air quality
- Improved structural integrity for the home
- Better property value
Foundation Repair Services
Your foundation is the building block of your home. We are trusted and proven certified foundation repair contractor who is here to help you with all of your structural problems. Customers in the area turn to us whenever they need help with structural problems of all types, sizes, and varieties. Regardless of how minor or severe you think the foundation problem is, you still need to get it checked out immediately before it leads to even more damage to your home's structural integrity.
Indications of a Foundation Problem:
- Windows and doors don't open or close like they should
- Cracks appear along window and door frames
- Interior and exterior cracks develop
- Certain areas on the first floor of the home feel un-level
- Noticeable sinking on one or more sides of the home
- Leaning, bowed walls appear in the basement
- Cracks appear in the basement floor
Our Foundation Systems
When it comes to taking care of structural problems, we have many different systems we can provide.
Excessive hydrostatic pressure in the earth can cause this common issue. When the earth absorbs moisture after a heavy rain, it will swell up. This puts a lot of pressure on your basement walls. Ultimately, it will cause them to bend or bow into the basement environment. To fix the problem, we can install wall anchors, wall braces, and wall supports to provide the extra strength needed to keep the walls in place and stable.
Sometimes, a cracked foundation could be an indication that something more serious is going on with the structure, including settlement. We will need to figure out the cause of the problem and address it at the source. Also, the crack will need to be filled and sealed so that it doesn't let moisture inside the home.
These cracks typically do not pose a problem for the structural integrity of a home, but they still need to be filled in and sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in through the ground and causing damage.
This problem is also caused from the soil around your home, and it's typically from poorly backfilled earth from the time when your home was being built. To take care of the issue, we will install foundation piers. Installation can be done quickly, and in practically any kind of weather. The weight of your home can be shifted off of the weakened foundation and onto the piers themselves.
Mold Testing and Removal Services
We have many years of experience handling mold removal in Ooltewah area homes. Sadly, there are many people who don't fully understand the dangers of having this fungus growing in their homes. It is important to get rid of it ASAP, however, since it can cause many different health problems for your family. What's more is that this fungus can make your entire home smell very musty, similar to dirty gym socks.
Causes of Mold Growth
When it comes to the growth and survival of this fungus, it is going to need only three things to live, which are water, organic materials to feed off of, and excessive humidity (moisture in the air). Typically speaking, these three things are found inside of a basement or crawl space environment. To make sure that the problem doesn't happen again, we can install our waterproofing and encapsulation systems to make sure there can't be any moisture or humidity. Our team will also be sure that surfaces are properly cleaned off and bleached so that no mold residue remains.
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For more information about our services, please feel free to fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly. We truly appreciate your interest in our services, and we look forward to helping you get a dry, safe, and healthy home.