It doesn't matter if your home floods during heavy rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Virginia Beach area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed 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 an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of 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 products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into 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 foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.