If your home has excess water when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing basement 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 experts in the Elberon area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you see an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help 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 during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators 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 performed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products 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 a member of our team.