When your home has excess water during heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. We are ready to help when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hampton Roads area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, 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 are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from getting in the 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 will install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.