If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Zuni that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specific 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 experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space 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 enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close 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, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 can help stabilize your foundation.