Whether your home floods when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. We are here to help when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Cheriton area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you find a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No 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 Cheriton, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy 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 settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.