When your home floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling 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 the Willis Wharf area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Willis Wharf, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows 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 can harbor 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 protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.