It doesn't matter if your home floods during heavy rains or there are cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our team is ready to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Diggs that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth 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 space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half 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 can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the 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. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine if 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 spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.