When your home floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when you have any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation 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 Hacksneck that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, 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 and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement a series 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.