It doesn't matter if your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our experts are ready to assist when your home has any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Christchurch area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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 can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any equipment 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 sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone 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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.