If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are here to assist when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Foster area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once 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 issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase 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 proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your 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 will install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across 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 problems seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.