If you have a damp basement following a heavy storm or during the spring thaw if you've noticed a crack in your foundation that is getting worse, our team is here to help. Midstate Basement Authorities has a team of experienced professionals who are able to take a look at the flooding or cracks your home after which we can help you determine the ideal method to repair the issue once and for all and even keep the issues from returning. Our team serves the entire Ithaca area.
It is critical that if you find an issue with your crawl space, basement, or foundation, you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our concrete lifting services to fix your sinking stairs, our experts are here to help you.
If there is stagnant water in the basement after a big rain, it is not good. When this water is not controlled, it will keep you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even keep you from fully using the area. Excess water and humidity also has the ability to harbor mold and mildew which can be responsible for health problems. If you've got standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can evaluate the problem and help implement a basement waterproofing solution that will control water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This will also stop the growth of mold and enable you to be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
If you're seeing cracks in the foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of window or door frames, this is one of the signs that there are problems with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even not moving when closing them. Sinking foundations are commonplace in the Ithaca area as the moisture content of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. They are also caused by improper soil compaction during the building of your home. Our team can install a piering system under your foundation that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and keep the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got a crawl space, it is likely a part of the home that you only go into when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are normally poorly sealed and are regularly unkempt, grimy, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are known for having excess moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control problems in this area is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the outside. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and correct the sinking floor. To further control extra moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Sinking or broken concrete paths are not only unattractive, they can be dangerous as well. Whether you've got a large driveway or patio that is starting to sink or a small section of sidewalk, our concrete repair services can help level the section and keep it from being a problem again while keeping you from spending the cost and dealing with the hassles of breaking it up and re-pouring it. We have two primary services to implement our repairs. The first uses expanding polyurethane foam that we injected below the sunken slab that safely and evenly levels the concrete to it's original location. This process works so well, we can perform this service on very large slabs such as garage floors or even a sunken basement floor slab. The second service uses a specialized system of epoxy and sealing to correct the problematic or breaking concrete to restore the strength and help prevent it from breaking again.