Whether your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our team is ready to help when your home has any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Hallieford that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require 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, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space 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. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from moving 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 closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling foundation, we will install a series 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 stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.