If your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our team is here to help when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling 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 Jamestown that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors 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 indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level 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 call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.