If your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. We are ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Wardtown area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Wardtown, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to repair sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home 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 the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize 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 help stabilize your foundation.