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Crawl Space Repair

Crawl Space Repair for California

With 35 years of experience in the crawl space repair industry here in San Jose, CA, who better to trust than the experts at Foundation Strategies and Construction. Our team is highly qualified to fix all of your crawl space repair needs, from waterproofing to humidity control and more. We are the certified Grip-Tite dealer for San Jose and surrounding areas. Which means, we have the best products to fix your home the first time.

Signs of Crawl Space Issues

Crawl spaces are critical for safe and efficient use of your home.  Problems in your crawl space can lead to sloping or uneven floors, excess humidity in your living area, cracks in your interior walls, high utility bills, and serious health concerns. Here are some signs that your crawl space may need repairs:

  • Moldy or musty smell – A moldy or musty smell is not only unappealing, but it can also indicate that you have a serious moisture problem in your crawl space. This moisture can damage your foundation and flooring. Even worse, it could lead to potentially health-threatening mold. Mold spores can cause respiratory problems and even death. Grip-Tite® offers a unique waterproofing system designed to permanently solve any crawl space moisture issues.
  • Cold living spaces or floors – Is there one room or floor in your house that never seems to get warm no matter what the thermostat is set to?  If you suffer from either of these problems you may have a poorly insulated or unsealed crawl space. As the air in your house is warmed, it rises and is replaced with air from below. If your crawl space isn’t properly sealed and insulated, you could face increased utility bills.
  • Uneven floors or cracks in walls – Over time, your house can settle causing your crawl space walls and slab to crack. Then they cannot properly support your house. This could lead to sloping or uneven floors, cracks in your drywall, and windows or doors that “stick”. Grip-Tite® offers braces that can lift and support sagging floor joists.

Causes Crawl Space Issues in San Jose

There are several natural and manmade things that can cause crawl space flooding and other issues. It doesn’t matter if the water is coming from above or below, these are the most common reasons your crawl space is suffering:

  • Landscape grading – Poor landscape grading can lead to runoff pooling in the wrong areas, leading straight to your crawl space
  • Gutter and downspout issues – If your gutter was improperly installed, that can lead to water pooling near your foundation and seeping into your crawl space.
  • Flower beds – If you have flower beds close to the house and water them often, you could be putting excess water pressure on your foundation.
  • Broken water lines – This one is pretty obvious. If a water line is broken, the leaking water can get too close to your home and seep into the crawl space
  • Subterranean water – If there is too much groundwater in your soil, it can have adverse effects on the health of your crawl space

Why Should You Repair Your Crawl Space?

If your crawl space is flooded, has mold or mildew growing in it, or seems to have structural issues, it is incredibly important to get it fixed. A flooded crawl space not only speeds up the growth of harmful mold and mildew, but it also can wear down the structural integrity of the foundation supports located in the crawl space, putting your entire home at risk. It’s also no surprise that mold and mildew growth are not good since mold can cause serious breathing problems and even death in extreme cases. Most of the air you breathe circulates from below your home, meaning that even if you think the mold is contained in the crawl space, you are still breathing in the spores.

What Do I Need to Do First?

If your house has any of these problems, contact us for an evaluation and estimate. We will come to your home for a full evaluation before making any suggestions for fixes or quotes for repairs.

Solutions to Crawl Space Flooding and More

There are several easy and not incredibly invasive solutions to your crawl space issues, including:

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation/Liner – This creates a seal within the crawl space to keep unwanted water, bugs, and mold out of the area
  • Mold & Mildew Remediation – Cleans the crawl space so that you can breathe easy, free and clear of mold

We use Grip-Tite’s proven products for all repairs, so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal for your money. We will always sit with you to discuss our plans and products used so that you stay informed about your home. You can be sure that our solutions will last for years to come. If at any point they do fail, contact our team for expert advice and service with repairs. We truly care about your family’s health and safety, which is why we go the extra mile every time to ensure you’re happy with your crawl space repair.

Trust Foundation Strategies and Construction

We are your number one choice for crawl space repair in the Bay Area, including San Jose, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Milpitas. Our years of experience and dedication to detail make us your number one choice for crawl space repair. Give us a call today if you’re ready to start fixing your home and you’ll even receive a free quote!

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