If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are here to assist when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, 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 the Isle Of Wight area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've found an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Isle Of Wight, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow 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 can facilitate 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 keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative 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.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.