Whether your home floods during extended rains or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. We are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation 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 Christchurch that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've found a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, 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 were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down these issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to level 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 stabilize your foundation.