It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding during extended rains or you have cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to help when you have any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Hampton area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to level sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to 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 set up a meeting with one of our experts.