Whether your home has excess water during heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use 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 White Marsh that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your 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 supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In White Marsh, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as 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 vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sloping floors above the crawl space.
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 is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we can implement 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 types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.