If you've noticed your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you have cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Franktown that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your 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 as soon as you see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, 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 space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can help 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 schedule a meeting with one of our experts.