If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have large cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when you have any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling basement 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 Davis Wharf that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area 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 facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing those issues. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.