When your crawl space floods during heavy rains or there are large cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Ware Neck that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is 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. For many years, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement a system 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 of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.