Crawl Space Moisture Mitigation in Franklin

Trusted Foundation and Crawl Space Repair Services in Franklin, VA

Stair Step Cracks in Franklin

If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Franklin that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Sagging Floors in Franklin

In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, 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 can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sloping floors above the crawl space.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Cracks in Franklin

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are 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 in place.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling 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 types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.