Crawl Space Support
Even if you do not consider your crawl space a particularly important component of your home, the truth is, the well-being of your crawl space can have a significant impact on the rest of your home. The crawl space is the primary support of your home; if it were to develop structural issues, the results could be devastating. Fortunately, Dry-Basement Waterproofing can take care of your crawl space support problems.
Too much water in the crawl space leads to the rotting or rusting of structural supports, leaving your crawl space susceptible to structural failing. Structural issues in the crawl space can, however, also be caused by exterior triggers. If the area receives significant rainfall, the hydrostatic pressure in the soil around the foundation of your home may increase dramatically. This pressure can be too much for the crawl space walls, and they will crack or shift, leading to more issues within the crawl space. Erosion and soil shrinkage can form voids in the soil beneath your home, which can also cause your crawl space foundation to shift. If your foundation develops a problem, it can lead to cracks and water seepage in your crawlspace. This is a serious issue that affects the rest of your home.
The telltale signs of foundation damage include:
- Uneven or sloped floors in living area
- Leaning piers or supports
- Water pooling in crawl space
- Crawl space mold
Why are Crawl Space Supports so Important in Iowa?
The support piers in your crawl space are usually the component that causes the most trouble. These piers, usually made of concrete blocks, support the floor joists and the structure above. If these piers malfunction, it causes the floor to become sloped and uneven. While merely repairing the existing piers may be an option, if the damage is severe enough, you may need to find a different solution. One of the most common methods for crawlspace foundation repair is to install steel push piers. These piers are driven deep into the stable soil beneath the foundation. Then the weight of the structure is transferred onto them so that it can be raised to its original position. Steel push pier installation is a minimally invasive foundation repair method, meaning we can be in and out of your home in a short amount of time.
To provide you with the highest possible level of satisfaction, we use only high-quality piers from ECP (Earth Contact Products). Proper crawl space support will ensure that your foundation does not collapse, keeping your home stable. Keeping your crawl space structurally sound will also prevent moisture from entering and causing problems. For professional crawl space support options, contact Dry-Basement Waterproofing today.