It doesn't matter if your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to help when you've got any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hacksneck area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Hacksneck, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.