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Our Foundation Repair Method for Homes with a Crawl Space

Crawl Space Repair

 

Pier and beam homes, generally referred to as crawl space homes, present an interesting twist on foundation failure. While many homes will still experience perimeter settlement of the foundation, the interior of the home is often where we see the most movement. This is largely due to initial construction and soil conditions, and it can lead to the need for crawl space repair.

Typical crawl space repair involves inferior methods, including inserting wooden or steel shims between the concrete blocks and the wooden structure. While shimming may initially seem effective, it has to be adjusted every few years.

 

Signs of Foundation Issues with Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Repair - Helical Piles

 

Pier and beam homes with settling will experience sagging. This means floors will sag or slope. Windows and doors may be difficult to open and close—causing a hazard as well as being frustrating. Non-load bearing walls may begin to pull away from the structure along the top edge of the wall. All of these interior symptoms may point to an even larger issue under your home.

 

Left unrepaired, a sagging home due to foundation issues with homes with crawl spaces will only get worse over time. Shifting beams, floor joists, wall joists, and walls themselves may cause plumbing to move within walls or under your home, causing further damage.

 

Our Foundation Repair Method for Homes with a Crawl Space

 

All Florida Ram Jack  offers a permanent solution to use in place of the shim method. By installing helical piles in place of your existing concrete block footings, the interior of the home will rest on a load-bearing stratum that is resistant to seasonal changes, allowing for a consistent base for your home through seasonal cycles.

 

Crawl Space Repair - Inferior Methods

 

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Once these conditions are mitigated we install the Crawl Shield vapor barrier which includes completely sealing the floor (dirt or concrete), the support pillars, the walls of the crawl space (including the outside vents), and the rim joist and sill plate. In some cases, a dehumidifier may need to be installed. It won’t run often, but when it’s needed it will help to cut energy bills by eighteen percent or more.

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Read more about this in the Crawl Space University.
In the end, you will have a healthy, energy efficient space protecting your home’s structure and your family.
Allow us the opportunity to give you a free evaluation and estimate so you can see for yourself what’s under your house and the best way to deal with it.
Let us do the dirty work.

 

 

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THE RAMJACK CRAWL SHIELD SOLUTION

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Simply put…we seal your crawl space. First we find the source of any potential water leaks or water intrusion, insect or rodent infestation, and structural decay. Once these conditions are mitigated we install the Crawl Shield vapor barrier which includes completely sealing the floor (dirt or concrete), the support pillars, the walls of the crawl space (including the outside vents), and the rim joist and sill plate. In some cases, a dehumidifier may need to be installed. It won’t run often, but when it’s needed it will help to cut energy bills by eighteen percent or more. Read more about this in the Crawl Space University. In the end, you will have a healthy, energy efficient space protecting your home’s structure and your family. Allow us the opportunity to give you a free evaluation and estimate so you can see for yourself what’s under your house and the best way to deal with it. Let us do the dirty work.