Crawl Space Repair
At Basement Defence Waterproofing, we’ve delivered crawl space and basement repair services to the citizens of the Grand Blanc, Michigan area for a number of years, and during that period we’ve found that our customers are always satisfied with the work we carry out. For many properties, crawl spaces are just dark, damp areas which provide no utility or value to the building, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re proactive about your crawl space, and install proper waterproofing, you can have a beneficial addition to your property that will boost its utility and valuation. For further information on our crawl space repair service, just read on below.
It’s possible that you’ll have noticed sagging or sinking in the spaces above your crawl space, and that could indicate structural problems that could massively affect the integrity of home. The common causes for structural issues related to your crawl space are typically concerned with the support columns and joists suffering from moisture damage, where they’re beginning to rot. They can be repaired or replaced, but it’s important that you put in place protections for the crawl space going forward, ensuring that you don’t suffer repeat issues time and time again.
When crawl space structural faults emerge, it might feel like you need to rip things up and start from scratch, but that isn’t the case. We can repair sagging floors and restore the proper structure without a full rebuild. Rotting wood can be replaced, and if there are insufficient supports in place, we can add further components to help stabilize the structure. Our contractors are more than capable of identifying the exact reason that your crawl space is experiencing problems, and once extensive evaluations are carried out, we’ll make the necessary repairs. Naturally, it’s important that you identify the underlying cause rather than just resolving the symptoms.
We’re always available to help repair crawl space structural problems, but you should consider waterproofing your crawl space if you care about the long term stability of the structure. Although this is best performed during the initial build of the property, proper waterproofing can go a long way to preventing the structural decline of the wood that makes up the support structure inside the crawl space. We can install an internal perimeter drain and pump system that prevents moisture buildup in the space (it’s this humidity which often leads to rotting wood that undermines the crawl space’s structural balance).
As mentioned previously, many people neglect their crawl spaces and don’t make use of them. They see a dark, dirty, damp space that is more likely to house pests than possessions, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you install proper waterproofing and drainage protections, you can actually use your crawl space to house your belongings without fear of them getting damaged. This is a good example of how proper crawl space and basement waterproofing can actually add value and utility to your property.