If your crawl space floods during extended rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our team is ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Carrsville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to lift sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation 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. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, 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 in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.