Whether your home has excess water during heavy rains or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Gloucester area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. 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
In Gloucester, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into 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 the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper 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, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not 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 particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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.