When your crawl space experiences flooding during extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real issue. We are ready to help when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Dendron area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space 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 has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily 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, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your 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 at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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.