Whether your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to help when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation 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 experts in the Elberon area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've found a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, 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 instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to level sloping 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 supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, 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, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating these problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.