Whether your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our experts are here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, 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 Yorktown that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with 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 permanent foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate 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 the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment 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 series of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or even 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 which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.