Sinking Foundation Repair in Fort Monroe

Trusted Foundation and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Fort Monroe, VA

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Fort Monroe

When your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed 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 professionals in the Fort Monroe area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Fort Monroe

In Fort Monroe, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Settlement Repair Fort Monroe

Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types 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 give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.