Foundation Settlement Repair in Annapolis, MD

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What Causes Foundation to Sink in MD

Foundations can sink for a variety of reasons, most commonly due to soil movement or the effects of water. Soil movement can be caused by erosion, changes in foundation material, or sudden shifts in the ground due to natural disasters such as an earthquake. Water can also have an effect on foundations, as it can erode away soil or cause shifting in the ground. In addition, foundations that are not built properly can lead to sinking as well. Poor drainage and/or inadequate compaction of soils around the foundation can cause premature settling and instability over time.

Signs of Foundation Settlement

These are only a few of structural compromise on your foundation. Because foundation problems never stabilize or get better on their own, it is important to have your home professionaly inspected if you observe any of the following:

Cracks in the drywall upstairs, especially around doors and windows

Uneven floors

Windows and doors that don’t open properly

Cracks arpound basement windows 

V-Shaped cracks on foundation walls

Cracks on concrete floors 

Cracks that cane be observed on exterior walls

Tilting chimneys.

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Maryland Mold & Waterproofing Foundation Settlement Repair Solutions

Steel Push Piers

Push piers are a foundation repair solution that is used to stabilize sinking foundations. The piers are constructed of high-strength steel and driven deep into the ground using hydraulic jacks. Piers will be placed at strategic points around the foundation, supporting the structure and providing it with proper stabilization. Once the push piers are in place, they can be adjusted to increase sturdiness and ensure maximum stability for years to come. These piers offer a more permanent solution than traditional methods, as they provide long-term support even under heavy loads or shifting soil conditions.

Helical Piers

Helical piers are a foundation repair technique that can be used to stabilize and support a structure’s foundation. They consist of a long steel shaft with helix-shaped blades on the bottom. The blades are sunk deep into the ground, past the unstable soils around a structure’s foundation. Once installed, the helical piers act as anchors to provide additional stability and support to the foundation. Helical piers are typically used for residential and commercial structures, including bridges, buildings, decks, and more. The use of helical piers is cost-effective, relatively simple to install, and extremely durable.


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What Our Basement Waterproofing Customers Say About Us

Dan Velich
Dan Velich
Was very knowledgeable and gave honest feedback on how to fix the problem, versus trying to just sell me something. Will definitely use again
Kerrie Sullivan
Kerrie Sullivan
We used Maryland Mold and Waterproofing to remediate mold from our HVAC system and to water proof our basement. That meant coordinating an HVAC company as well as the waterproofing done by Maryland Mold and Waterproofing. Colin Hall was our representative and coordinated this beautifully. He was not only very professional but made sure the job was done to our satisfaction and even came out himself to put our basement shelving back together when the job was complete. He takes pride in his work and made sure we were well taken care of. We finally have a dry basement after years of rain water infiltration. I highly recommend Maryland Mold and Waterproofing and hope you have a similar experience.
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Robyn Davis
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Randy Goguen
Randy Goguen
Maryland Mold and Waterproofing did a great job at performing mold remediation and crawlspace encapsulation on my house. I was pleased with all aspects of the process, from the initial estimate to project completion. I solicited estimates from three companies, including two national enterprises that advertise heavily. One never bothered to respond. The other sent someone to provide an estimate who was supposed to be a structural engineer (at least that was claimed in the company’s brochure), but had no such credentials on his business card. I had some concerns about possible structural problems, and the rep told me I needed a support beam and four jacks to buttress a “seriously under-engineered” floor. Subsequent attempts to follow up with that company met with no response. I decided to contract with Maryland Mold and Waterproofing and part of the contract included having an independent structural engineer evaluate the space. His evaluation concluded that there were no serious structural issues, just normal settling for a house that is 50 years old. The first MMW crew came out to remove all the moldy insulation and applied a fungicide in the crawlspace. Within a matter of days a chronic problem I have had with my sinuses that I thought I was stuck with for the rest of my life cleared up. A few weeks later a crew came to finish the encapsulation and install a dehumidifier. Both crews worked hard and efficiently in a very confined space and were courteous. I recommended the company to my neighbors, and MMW is doing the work on two more houses on my block.
Roger Cox
Roger Cox
Nick did a fine job of explaining our project and his team was here on schedule and did quality work with no problems. They treated the mold, encapsulated the crawl space and installed a dehumidifier and a turtl access hatch. Excellent work.
Ron Foster
Ron Foster
Great experience MD Mold and Waterproofing. The entire team was professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and did their jobs well. We have gone through a complete remodel of the old home we just purchased and have dealt with a million trades and contractors. The team from MD Mold and Waterproofing rose to the top! We'd highly recommend using them. Hats off to you, Nick and Colin, Freddy and the other gentleman who have made our basement water-free :-)
Roger Longenbach
Roger Longenbach
After our drain broke we discovered mold under the floor. Maryland Mold and Waterproofing provided a quote and was able to respond quickly after our agreement was signed. The folks were professional and courteous. Their efforts were much appreciated. They are definitely a company to consider if one has a potential mold issue.

Service Area

Maryland Mold & Waterproofing offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.