If you've noticed your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our experts are here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Harborton that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of 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 get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from getting 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 can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 can stabilize your foundation.