Crawl Space Repairs in Huntersville
Since your crawl space is built directly underneath your home, its condition can directly affect the structural integrity of your home. Without a strong and secured crawl space, you may have to face various structural issues (e.g. sagging beams and floor joists, settling columns, etc.) with your foundation – and this can reduce the value of your home and compromise your family’s safety.
COMMON SIGNS AND CAUSES OF CRAWL SPACE PROBLEMS
Here are some telltale signs that may indicate a crawl space problem:
- Sagging or sloping floors
- Visible cracks in the foundation
- Flooding, standing water or wet areas on crawl space floor
- Cold floors above the crawl space in winter
- Presence of mold and/or rotted wood and a characteristic musty odor in the crawl space
- Open crawl space vents
- Condensation on insulation, duct work and water pipes
- High indoor humidity
- Rusty metal surfaces
- Dirty and damp crawl space insulation
- The presence of rodents, critters and pests in the crawl space area
Most of these problems may be caused by any of the following factors:
Weak foundation soils:
In most cases, the shifting and/or settling of the soil beneath your home may be the thing that is causing all your crawl space problems. Over time, the existing columns and beams can shift due to changes in soil density and moisture content and cause considerable damage to your structure. In addition, weak foundation soil may also cause sagging floors and foundation cracks.
Improper spacing of pier columns:
Placing the pier columns too far apart may cause the beams to bend and the floors to sag and/or slope. When left unattended, this condition may lead to the development of cosmetic and structural issues throughout your home.
The damp and humid conditions in the crawl space provide the ideal environment for mold growth and wood rot. A moldy crawl space can fill your indoor air with mold spores and dust mites that can cause a wide range of health problems including headaches, allergies, fever, fatigue, myalgia (muscle pain), dizziness and nausea. In addition, poor indoor air quality can also cause conjuctival (eye) irritation, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), respiratory infections and other chronic breathing conditions.
PROFESSIONAL CRAWL SPACE REPAIR IN CHARLOTTE, NC
Since the structural integrity of your home depends on your foundation, you need to call in an expert crawl space repair professional when you notice something is wrong. For best results, contact Ram Jack at (704) 753-7403 to get a no obligation on site evaluation. We can help you determine the extent of the damage, recommend the most effective and affordable solution to your crawl space problem, and fix the issue to get your home back on a firmer and more stable foundation.
Ram Jack also offers same as cash financing through EZ-Pay and provides a Lifetime Warranty backed by a Dealers Association Warranty Trust Program. With more than 120 years of combined experience under our belt, you can be sure we’ll do the job right the first time!