Sinking Foundation Repair in Dutton

Local Foundation and Crawl Space Repair Services in Dutton, VA

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Dutton

If your crawl space experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or there are large cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. We are ready to assist when you have any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, 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 Dutton area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you see an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dutton

In Dutton, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come 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 working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method 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 sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from getting 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 will install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Cracks in Dutton

The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we will install 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.

Contact Us

If you would like more information 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 meeting with one of our experts.