If your crawl space experiences flooding during heavy rains or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our experts are ready to help when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement 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 Hampton Roads area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've found a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through 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 hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we will implement 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.