When your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or you have long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. We are ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Hacksneck that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique 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 critical that if you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, these were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.