Basement Repairs

Basement Repairs. We service both finished and unfinished basements. If you have a musty smell, discoloration on trim, carpets, wood, or visible mold in your basement, we are here to help. Unlike mold found in crawl spaces, basement mold is typically due to rainwater intrusion. Since we also perform waterproofing services, we not only treat the mold, but we also stop the cause of the mold: a leaking foundation. By combining services with the same company, you not only have less hassle, but you also save money.

If you need basement repairs in the Atlanta, GA, South Carolina or North Carolina areas or are considering buying a home that features a basement and you suspect mold or moisture problems, contact us today to schedule a free basement inspection and quote.

How do we treat mold?

Mold can be removed two ways: By cleaning the affected surface or by removing/discarding the affected surface. Drywall, carpet, and other non-permanent surfaces cannot be cleaned and must be discarded. Permanent surfaces such as wood framing and structural supports are remediated by using a Sodium Hypochlorite liquid treatment. This not only cleans the affected surface; it completely removes all mold. Other companies may only kill the mold using peroxide or poisons, be we eliminate it completely. Once the mold is sprayed, we apply another crawl space deodorizer/ disinfectant spray, and scrub by hand as needed; this way it’s completely destroyed and you never see or smell it again. The airborne spores are gone, and you have healthy air quality. 

I heard bleach is bad for cleaning mold.

Regular bleach is bad for a couple reasons, and here’s how we’re different. Household bleach contains 5% Sodium Hypochlorite, compared to our concentrated mixture of 15%. Because regular bleach is mostly water, it just smears mold and doesn’t kill or remove it entirely. Also, we take great care to dry out the treated area quickly. This is important because household bleach contains a lot of water, which can make the mold worse if not dried properly.

I don’t believe you; I’m going to clean it myself.

 As fellow homeowners, we understand. We love DIY as much as you do and are big fans of saving money wherever possible. But, consider this. For just pennies an inch, we use a chemical you can’t buy online or in stores, we use a pressurized spray applicator that we built, we own safety gear and exhaust fans, and have years of experience to deliver the results you want. We’ll be happy to help you any way we can, but at the end of the day we think you’ll be glad you let us handle this project for you.

How much is treatment?

In basement repairs, mold growth is usually contained to drywall and trim. These cannot be treated and must be discarded and replaced. Every situation is different, but usually removal is included in the cost of waterproofing. We do not install new drywall, carpets, or floors. In a crawl space, mold is usually contained to joists and sub-flooring. If you have insulation, we can remove and replace it as part of the service at additional cost. We also install vapor barriers and waterproofing systems. Every home is different so there isn’t a flat cost per foot, but we can assure you our pricing is competitive in the Atlanta, GA area, and we deliver value and quality.

Did you know?

If you are allergic to mold, dead mold can still cause a reaction. Also, mold that has been killed by moldicide still smells bad and can negatively affect your home’s value when it’s time to sell. Make sure you choose a professional that removes mold, not just kills it or solely relies on disinfecting a surface. For thorough basement repairs all mold must be removed. 

Go Green! Facts about Sodium Hypochlorite: 

Sodium Hypochlorite is the active ingredient in a common household cleaner you are already familiar with: Chlorine Bleach. It is a safe, natural cleaning agent that not only completely destroys mold, it also disinfects application surfaces.

Sodium Hypochlorite is applied in liquid form and evaporates as Chlorine gas, which degrades into oxygen as it dries. This is a quick process which only takes a few hours after application. Some companies apply dangerous moldicides or sand-blast mold into the air, which can contaminate your home for months. We clean your home safely and in a way that does not damage our environment.

Sodium Hypochlorite is non-carcinogenic, non-flammable, and complies with the EPA’s Clean Air Act. It is manufactured with non-ozone depleting substances. It is not defined as a Hazardous Air Pollutant per 40 CFR 112. Sodium hypochlorite 12.5%+ products are registered with the U.S. EPA as a fungicide as required under Federal law. All data is taken from the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Sounds good, what’s next?

If you have any of these problems, please feel free to contact us. Free inspections and estimates for customers in Atlanta, South Carolina, and Western North Carolina – schedule an appointment here. 

Waterproofing • Encapsulation • Foundation Repair • Concrete Services • Mold Remediation • Atalanta • South Carolina • Western North Carolina

 

Please contact us to set an appointment.

Atlanta, GA Office:
2625 Piedmont Dr, Ste. 56-185
Atlanta, GA 30324

Greenville, SC Office:
242 Horseshoe Bend Dr
Westminster, SC 29693

Phone: (800) 701-9828