If your crawl space floods when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space water, 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 Bohannon that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with open 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 enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong 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. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of 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 supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are 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 windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we can implement a system 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 can help stabilize your foundation.