If you've noticed your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. We are here to help when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Ark area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Ark, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in your 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 can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.