When your crawl space floods during extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to help when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation 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 White Marsh area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow 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 comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control high 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 heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop 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 your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.