Whether your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Toano area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. 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 crucial that once you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional problems that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, these were built 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. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize 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 stabilize your foundation.