If you have a damp basement following rainfall or when snow is melting in the spring if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation that is growing, our team is here to help. Midstate Basement Authorities is a team of experienced professionals who will inspect the flooding or cracks you're having after which we can help you determine the ideal method to repair the problems once and for all and even keep the problem from returning. Our team services the entire Corning area.
It is very important that once you see a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our concrete repair services to repair your sinking patio, our professionals are here to help you.
It is never good if you've got standing water in your basement after a big rainfall. If this water is not controlled, it can prevent you from being able to store items in the basement and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity can also cause the growth of mildew and mold which can eventually be a cause of life-threatening health problems. If there is standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so one of our experts can evaluate the leaking and help create a basement waterproofing solution that can stop water from coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This can also control the growth of mold and enable you to be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
If there are cracks in your foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of your window frames or doorways, this is an indicator that there is a problem with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Sinking foundations are commonplace in the Corning area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuate throughout the year. The problems are also caused by poor compaction while the home was being built. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the weight of your home to the piers and stop the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you will only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is due to the fact that they are generally improperly sealed and are regularly messy, grimy, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to control problems in this area is to install an encapsulation system and close them off from the outside. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity as well as prevent unwanted pests from getting in. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Unstable or crumbling concrete slabs are not only unattractive, but they can also be dangerous as well. Regardless of if you have a long seating area or patio that is sinking or a smaller section of sidewalk, our concrete repair services will help repair the area and keep it from being a problem again while preventing the cost and working with the hassles of removing it and re-pouring it. We use two primary methods to implement our repairs. The first utilizes expanding polyurethane foam that we injected below the sunken slab that safely and evenly levels the section to its original location. This works so well, we can perform lifting on very large slabs such as garage floors or even a sunken basement floor slab. The second process utilizes a specific system of epoxy and sealing to patch the crumbling or broken concrete to increase the strength and keep it from breaking again.