When your crawl space experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our experts are ready to help when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hudgins area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, these were created with 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 prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve 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 proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows 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, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.