It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding during heavy rains or there are long cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to assist when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling 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 experts in the Irvington 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 protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you find a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done 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 sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, they are all 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 in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.