It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have large cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Windsor that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've found an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.