When your crawl space experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our experts are ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Hudgins that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue 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 problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent 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 spaces and not basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement a series 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.