If you've noticed your crawl space floods during extended rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our team is here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 Capeville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.