It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or there are large cracks in your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our team is ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Belle Haven that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with vents which was intended to increase 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to repair sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to 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 call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.