If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Accomac area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.