Correcting Water Intrusion
Solve Your Water Intrusion Issues
Proper drainage is key to preventing mold and protecting a building’s foundation. We can inspect roof runoff and drainage around your foundation to prevent water intrusion. For proper foundation drainage, adding French drains can prevent water from slipping under your house while coming down a hill. Augusta Mold Control and Removal can develop a plan which includes an effective French Drain System. For roof leak concerns, AMCR uses its trusted affiliate Julius Oldham, “The Roof and Ceiling Doctor,” to ensure quality.
Moisture Control Ventilation Systems
Proper construction includes designed means of ventilation and moisture dispersal. Sometimes, an adjustment in construction or environment can cause a decrease in dispersal efficiency. Perhaps your new building has too tight of a building ‘envelope’ and not enough ventilation is available to pull out excess moisture. This moisture buildup can promote mold growth.
Did your older home just get some new siding installed? Sometimes a new exterior will prevent moisture from leaving an established building system and this trapped moisture can collect inside your attic space. Improper venting is to blame for this style of moisture intrusion. In most cases, this can be easily diagnosed and fixed.
AMCR offers a Moisture Control Ventilation System which removes humid air trapped in an attic or crawlspace, replacing it with cooler, drier air. The system continuously monitors moisture levels both inside and outside of the controlled space. When certain conditions exist, the system exchanges the air at least four (4) times per hour, reducing the moisture in your home. This system is designed to keep the moisture in the air lower than the threshold needed for mold to form. This is another important component in the system AMCR will design into your Mold Remediation Plan.
Another prevention method to consider in your Mold Remediation Plan is called encapsulation. The freshly treated surface can be sealed with an antimicrobial, water resistant chemical. Once this product cures, it will allow building material to continue drying, while preventing moisture from entering the surface. If mold spores attempt to attach to the encapsulated surface, they find the encapsulated surface slippery, as compared to the porous surface of wood. Even if the spore does manage to stick to the surface, it will be unable to ‘eat’ its way through a layer of antimicrobial which is designed to kill it (tested under strict ASTME Mold testing standards). The use of our encapsulates ensures that Augusta Mold Control and Removal has no problem defending our year-long warranty after the work is completed.
AMCR is very confident in our encapsulation product. When we include encapsulation in your Mold Remediation Plan, we also are able to extend our one-year warranty indefinitely (on a year-to-year basis). Our extended warranty price can be renewed annually and includes a complete-care Certified Mold Inspection with certified air testing results, all for a reasonable fee. Ask AMCR how keeping a well-documented mold warranty can help you ensure the best resale value for your home.
Sump and Overflow Pumps
If your house is on a flood plain and you need a sump pump properly installed under your house, turn to AMCR. Some crawlspaces can be modified to add an internal trench which can empty into a sump pump resistor. As it fills, the pump activates and appropriately ejects the water out of your crawlspace. AMCR can assist you with the selection and installation of sump and overflow systems. To see if your home is a good fit for this type of system call today, (803) 983-7141.
Use your natural landscape to assist with water runoff and dispersion. AMCR provides grading and contouring services to the landscape around your structure to mitigate any water runoff issues. Ask our professionals if you can benefit from a site grading service or any of the following solutions:
*French drain systems
*Attic moisture control systems