It doesn't matter if your home floods when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Jamestown area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of additional problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is 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.