Whether your crawl space floods during heavy rains or there are cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Claremont area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique 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 once you've found an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close 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 sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will 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 stabilize your foundation.