If your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing 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 professionals in Diggs that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find a problem 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 additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is 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 constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors 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, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances 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 level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.