Does your home have a slab or crawl space foundation? If you have a pier-and-beam structure to your house, you probably enjoy the many benefits of having a crawl space.
Your crawl space provides easy access to check on the foundation of your home. When you encounter a problem, repair professionals can reach the subfloor and other foundational structures through your crawl space area.
How does crawl space foundation repair work? If you think you have a problem, keep reading to learn more about it.
What Can Go Wrong?
The foundation of your home bears the weight of everything in your home, including the structure, plumbing, electrical wires, roofing materials, and everything you move into the house to make your life more comfortable. Over time, the weight of the home can cause damage to your foundation.
With a crawl space, other factors can impact the piers and beams that support your house. Rodent and pest activity, moisture, mold, and the shifting ground can lead to weakened or cracked beams that can affect the stability of your home.
What Are the Symptoms?
You might notice some of the symptoms of foundation problems before taking a look in your crawl space. You could need crawl space repair if you experience:
- Doors that stick or jam
- Floors that sink or sag
- Strange or musty odors rising from the flooring and crawl space area
- An increase in pest or rodent activity
- Noticeable or growing cracks in the interior walls
When your foundation suffers or shifts, it throws your interior home structures off balance. This can create gaps that allow rodents and insects into your home. When rigid materials—like drywall and flooring—start to shift, they crack to absorb the pressure from the changes in your foundation’s structure.
What Happens During Repair?
If you experience any of these symptoms in your home, call a professional crawl space maintenance team. Sinking foundations need immediate repairs to prevent more significant damage and expensive repairs later.
A professional will assess the symptoms within your home. They’ll also examine your crawl space to identify problem areas and create a foundation and crawl space repair plan.
Repair options can include:
- Fixing pest, rodent, or water damage to piers and beams in the subflooring
- Cleaning away excess dirt and debris
- Sealing cracks and holes to prevent future moisture from entering the space and causing damage
- Resetting posts and beams to return your home to a level position
- Crawl space encapsulation to prevent future foundation and structural issues
The healthier your crawl space, the safer your home. Choose a team that can handle every aspect of excellent maintenance for your crawl space to prevent issues from happening again.
Don’t Delay Crawl Space Foundation Repair
Don’t wait to call an expert for crawl space foundation repair. A professional solution can prevent additional problems or safety issues with the right solutions for your home!
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you maintain a healthy crawl space.