Whether your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. We are here to assist when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Wicomico area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of 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 the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into 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 prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty 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 critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down these issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we can implement 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.