If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. We are ready to help when you have any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Gwynn that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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 harbor the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.