It doesn't matter if your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are here to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling basement 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 experts in the Carrollton area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate 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 protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters 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 the crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to level sagging 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 creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck 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 indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.