It doesn't matter if your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you have cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. We are ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing basement 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 professionals in Hampton that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick 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. This will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances 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 level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.