It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our experts are here to assist when you have any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Hayes that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.