Crawl Space Repair
Having a crawl space under your home can be very useful. It can act as a cost-effective way to install storage space, increase the ventilation in your home and make it easier to access plumbing works. However, crawl spaces are susceptible to a number of potential issues, which can cause a threat to the structure of your home. If your crawl space is obviously showing signs of damage or wear, it is always best to have it fixed as soon as possible. Make sure you use the services of a team who can give you a quality and permanent fix. Give us a call, at Foundation Repair Bloomington, for the highest standard of repairs work.
Wooden Pier and Beam Repairs
The majority of crawl spaces are supported by wooden beams and piers. They are an economic material and are usually very effective at their job. However, unlike concrete and metal, they aren’t able to supply the same levels of support and strength. They damage much easier and are subject to their own unique issues. When approaching their repairs, it is important that the best quality replacements be found. You can trust us for exactly that, as we only use quality hardwoods for our repairs. We can guarantee you, that it will be a lasting solution, that will serve you well for many years.
Water Damage and Mold
Unique to wood, water can really cause some serious damages. Your crawl space is somewhere that has to face up to moisture, each day. With the changing rains and humidity, it is only natural that your wood becomes affected. If you have noticed water damage or mold growth in your crawl space, these are important to get fixed right away. Otherwise, the molding can lead to dry rotting in your wood, and that only sounds more serious alarm bells, for the structure of your home.
The best way that you can protect against this, long-term, is to apply waterproofing to your crawl space. Through a sufficient waterproofing job, you can keep out any moisture and maintain the quality in the materials of your crawl space. When we approach the waterproofing of your crawl space, we make use of a quality vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is plastic sheeting, that surrounds the surface of your crawl space. Not only does it keep out rainwater, but so too does it defend against condensation. If you are going to make one addition to your crawl space, this should be it.
Insect and Pest Control
One of the most common problems that comes with having a poorly maintained crawl space, is the prevalence of insects and pests. In dark, damp conditions, pests will find safe refuge beneath your home. Many of these can actually help to cause damage to the wood, as well as potentially spreading harmful diseases and bacteria. None of these are good for the health and safety of your family. So, if you need a hand controlling them, give us a call. We will be glad to help remove these and set animal traps, if need be.