Structural Foundation Repair in Annapolis, MD

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Detecting Structural Foundation Problems in Maryland

Early detection of foundation structural problems is key in order to prevent further damage.

Some common signs that may indicate a problem include: cracks in walls, floors, and ceilings; doors or windows that don’t open properly; gaps around doors or windows; crumbling mortar between brick or stone blocks; standing water near the foundation; cracking in the concrete slab; buckling walls; and shifting of interior walls.

If any of these symptoms are present, it’s important to have a professional inspect your home immediately and advise you on the best course of action.

Understanding Foundation Cracks and When to Call a Pro

Which Direction?

Is your home showing signs of potential foundation issues? Keep an eye out for specific crack patterns that could indicate the need for professional intervention. Horizontal cracks in concrete walls or stairstep patterns on block walls, with or without bowing or leaning walls, should be inspected by an expert promptly. Similarly, vertical cracks wider than hairline-width or V-shaped formations warrant immediate attention from a foundation repair specialist. Such indications may point towards serious structural damage, requiring swift crack repair solutions for your peace of mind.

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What’s The Size?

A hairline crack on your basement wall  may simply be due to the natural curing process of concrete – no need to fret! However, for wider, V-shaped  or water-permitting cracks, enlist a professional to evaluate and monitor any potential structural threats.

Trust Maryland Mold & Waterproofing’s exceptional and cost-effective repair options  for both structural and leaky cracks.

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What Causes Horizontal Cracks?

Horizontal cracks in basement walls can be a sign of structural problems, and should not be ignored. These types of cracks typically appear along the length of the wall, as opposed to vertical ones which run from the floor to the ceiling.

The cause of horizontal cracking is usually due to hydrostatic pressure or expansive soils, both of which place excessive force on the wall that it can’t withstand.

Maryland Mold & Waterproofing offers different options to repair horizontal cracks including  epoxy injection, steel reinforcements, carbon fiber wraps, and foundation piles. In any case, it’s important to have a professional inspect your home before any repairs are undertaken in order to ensure that all potential causes are addressed.


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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.
Robyn Davis
Robyn Davis
Collin was professional, kind and kept us in the loop in a timely fashion
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.