If your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowing 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 experts in the Craddockville area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low 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 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 sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators 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 in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 help stabilize your foundation.