If you've noticed your home experiences flooding during extended rains or there are cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when your home has any type 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 the Diggs area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific 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 supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services 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 a member of our team.