If your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. We are ready to assist when you have any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the White Stone area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In White Stone, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space 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. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to lift sloping 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 holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we will 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.