It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or you've got cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our team is ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Ark area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Ark, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.