It doesn't matter if your home floods during extended rains or you have large cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation 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 Chesapeake that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you see a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some additional problems that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we will implement a system 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 can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate 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.