If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you have large cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when you have any type of crawl space moisture, 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 experts in Grimstead that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution to that 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 backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you see a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation 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 has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating 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 called 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 covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down these problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.