If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are extended rains or there are cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our team is ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Cape Charles that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've seen an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional problems that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half 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 can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair product that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can 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 consultation with a member of our team.