American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC has continued to follow the data about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring that procedures are in place to effectively defend against transmission to the best of our ability.

In relation to COVID-19, American Foundation echoes recommendations from OSHA and CDC, which include:

  • Employees practicing proper infection control and sterilization measures
  • Employees are required to frequently wash hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when they are sick, and see a doctor immediately to be evaluated for COVID-19
  • If an employee becomes infected, we insist that he or she fully recovers before returning to work, and any employees who have traveled to areas with heightened levels of exposure are required to self-quarantine for 14 days

At this time, American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC is proceeding with inspections and projects as previously scheduled. We will continue to follow all government updates, guidance and reports, as well as local officials' and health departments' reports. Our clients and the general public will be provided updates to our operational status as necessary.

We are aware that some of our clients may experience financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus. If you are impacted, please contact us to discuss how we can assist you in obtaining financing options.

Rest assured that the health and safety of our client's, their homes and the communities we serve are of paramount importance to all of us at American Foundation

Visit the CDC website for more information on the Coronavirus

Crawl Space Encapsulation

American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC offers the highest quality of crawl space encapsulation products and services. Crawl space encapsulation is a very common type of crawl space repair and generally an effective way to take care of moisture or flooding. It's also a good way to quickly get control over the quality of air in your home and lock out water/rain damage, rats, and pesky insects. When you are considering adding some green technology to your Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, or Cookeville home, or just getting control of the moisture or humidity, whenever you have a crawl space, you need to encapsulate.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation does a whole lot for the entire house.

Getting Rid Of A Wet Crawl Space

Wet Crawl Space

The technique of encapsulating or "sealing off" a crawl space is completed to lock out moisture and get rid of your wet crawl space problem once and for all. Encapsulation will shut down the link between moisture, water, and the joists of a house. By running a vapor barrier along the walls of a crawl space to totally cover the floor, you basically split the outside from the inside of the house.

This vapor barrier is definitely the versatile membrane between the wall surfaces and floor and the remaining portion of the home. An adequately designed vapor barrier will reduce the transfer of moisture through it, while controlling the speed at which air will naturally move through. This helps to restrict and control the amount of moisture which will find its way into the air space and totally segregate liquid water and direct it to a sump location.

Encapsulating a crawl space will reduce moisture and humidity and help reduce your energy costs. Limiting moisture will help to make sure that any insulating material in your floor boards will be working at their peak while keeping the price of running any air conditioning units to a minimum.

Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 today for more information about our crawl space encapsulation services. We look forward to helping you soon! Remember, neglecting this area could lead to a number of even more serious problems further on down the road, such as mold growth and wood rot.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Crawl space encapsulation can be used to effectively seal off this area under your home from moisture, humidity, and unwanted pests.

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    Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Vapor Barriers

    Crawl space vapor barriers are effective at controlling the levels of moisture and humidity under your home. Without moisture and humidity, you have no mold growth or wood rot.

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    Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
  • Crawl Space Supports

    We offer crawl space supports for stabilizing your crawl space. These are great for enhancing the structural integrity of your entire home.

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    Crawl Space Supports
  • Crawl Space Insulation

    Crawl space insulation can help you cut down on your heating and cooling costs each month.

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    Crawl Space Insulation
  • Sump Pumps

    Our crawl space sump pumps are designed to be able to handle the moisture in this area under your home. It's important to have a good handle on crawl space moisture so you don't end up with mold growth.

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    Crawl Space Sump Pump