Whether your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or you have cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation 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 experts in Deltaville that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off 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 as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.