When your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our experts are ready to assist when your home has any kind 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 our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Fort Eustis that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Fort Eustis, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical 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 are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information 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 organize a meeting with a member of our team.