Archies’ Veteran Waterproofing in Cumming, GA is a waterproofing company that loves to educate our clients about their basements and crawl spaces and how important reliable waterproofing can be. We hope the following Q&A is helpful. Our service areas include multiple counties and we often do basement and crawlspace waterproofing in Cumming, Alpharetta, Roswell, Canton, and Buford, GA. For additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 706-703-2332!
If your crawl space remains dry without special measures, consider yourself lucky. While many are dry, we’ve seen our share of damp or wet crawl spaces. Making problems worse, if your crawl space has too much moisture it can cause wood rot and conditions suitable for mold.
Yes! A heavy-duty vapor barrier and energy-efficient insulation on the walls in conjunction with a dehumidifier will keep your crawl space dry and comfortable, protecting it from cold ground temperatures and moisture.
No. That would be terribly inconvenient. We install self-contained and self-draining dehumidifiers. To take it one step further, you can monitor your crawl space humidity from the comfort of your home and adjust as needed.
Yes. While not all of these mean you have foundation damage, when your windows or doors are sticking, or you notice uneven floors or cracks in the foundation walls, it’s a good idea to give us a call. Poor drainage can erode and weaken your foundation and cause unwanted settling.
Concrete blocks are porous and water can seep through the concrete block and foundation walls if not properly waterproofed and with the right drainage systems in place.
It depends. French drains are necessary for ground and surface water and catch basins only control surface water. Our professionals can look at your property and determine the best drainage system for your home.
It could be. Many plants have large root systems that if planted too close to your foundation, can cause problems. Roots go searching for water and can penetrate basement and crawlspace walls.
We do our best to minimize damage and are mindful of your landscaping. However, depending on the job required, digging for drainage systems, retaining walls, or basement waterproofing can leave large areas of your yard that will need to be re-seeded and landscaped.