If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our team is here to help when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Claremont area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Claremont, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve 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 process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs 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 necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.