Crawl Space Repair
Moisture in the crawl space can cause major problems, as many people are aware. Not many property owners are aware, however, that foundation settlement and the settling of the support system in your crawl space can both cause serious structural damage to your home. If your crawl space's beams and poles begin to sag or settle, it could result in spaces between the floor or walls, unevenly sloped flooring, or gaps and foundation cracks. Once you start noticing these tell-tale signs, it is prudent you contact Coral Springs foundation repair Experts for crawl space repair solutions to eliminate or correct these issues as soon as possible.
Common Cause of Crawl Space damages
Drywall cracks, sloped or uneven floors, spaces and gaps, leaning or bowed walls, and crawl space moisture are some of the usual indicators that suggest sagging or settling crawl space beams and posts. Crawl space columns and other support beams commonly settle due to poor foundation soils. Depending on the moisture level of the ground and the temperature, the soil will shrink or expand. As the foundation presses down on the soil, a home that was not built on soil that is not sufficiently compacted may settle over time. Improper pier placement is another source of crawl space settlement.
How we repair Crawl Space
Our team at Coral Springs Foundation Repair re-stabilizes your settling crawl space to repair it. Crawl space support piers and other structural support solutions can help with this. These piers, also known as helical piers or steel push piers, are constructed in the crawl space to maintain the foundation when the support posts fail. These piers are hammered or screwed into the earth to anchor in the deeper soil layers beneath. Once the piers are in place, the weight of the crawl space can be lifted, relieving pressure on the settling columns. If your home's sinking crawl space columns caused other types of structural damage, you may need to look into crack repair solutions or carbon fiber wall supports to restore the foundation.
Health risk caused by Crawl Space Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew love the damp, dark environment of a crawl space. Moisture and high humidity are a problem in crawl spaces. The air from a crawl space rises into the living room of a house. Mold and mildew will permeate the air if it is damp, and you and your family will be breathing it in. Mold and mildew can harm your health if you breathe them in. Breathing mold and mildew-contaminated air can cause a variety of health issues, including Coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, and in some severe cases lung disease and asthma. By contacting Coral Spring foundation repair, we can assist with early mold and mildew detection, giving you a healthy, happy home for you and your family.
Avoiding Major Crawl Space repair work
It is critical to ensure that your crawl space is free of excess moisture if you want to keep it from becoming unstable. This can be performed by enclosing the crawl space with a vapor barrier. Crawl space dehumidification is another approach for preventing moisture. This helps to keep wood rot, mold, and other potentially harmful issues at bay. Feel free to contact our team of experts to see how we can assist in ensuring your crawl space is safe.