If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are ready to assist when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Exmore area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products 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 meeting with a member of our team.