If you've noticed your home has excess water during heavy rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. We are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Chesapeake that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you find an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space 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. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can install a system 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 help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services 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 a member of our team.