It doesn't matter if your crawl space has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have long cracks in your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are here to help when your home has any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Battery Park that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that 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 supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you see a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created 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. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.