Foundation Problems: Poorly Built Block Support Piers
Crawl space problems are often ignored because they are out-of-sight. But crawl space problems can lead to structural damage throughout your entire structure. When your crawl space has poorly built block support piers, it can lead to the crawl space problems leading to major structural damage throughout your home. When a crawl space is constructed, the support piers are often undersized and many contractors use wooden posts that can rot and shift over time. This will cause the floor joists
to sag and cause other structural problems.
To maintain a healthy crawl space it is important to have support piers that are strong and can keep the crawl space ceiling level and structurally sound.
Some of the signs that your crawl space may be settling or sinking are:
- Wet and damp wood
- Mold and mildew growth
- Insect infestation
- Condensation on pipes and ductwork
- Unlevel floors
If you see any of these signs, it is important to contact a foundation repair expert that can come and inspect your crawl space and explain the best repair solution to get it back to its original level and stop moisture from getting in your crawl space.
One of the dangers of a sinking crawl space in when the moisture in the crawl space causes mold and mildew
. When this gets into the air that you breathe, it can cause health problems for you and your family.
Atlas Master Companies has the professionals that will inspect your property and offer you the best solution for your crawl space repair.
Crawl Space Support Pier Repair in Virginia
Atlas Master Companies uses slab piers
to lift and stabilize the crawl space. These slab piers are the best in the industry and are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP
). These piers are installed into the crawl space until they reach the solid soil and the weight of the crawl space is lifted onto the piers to lift and stabilize the crawl space. We also install helical piers and steel push piers
for foundation repair and stabilization.
These underpinning products are drilled deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is individually load tested and after testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to stabilize the structure.
Having Atlas Master Companies install these ECP slab piers will keep your crawl space level and stabilized for many years to come. We are a locally owned and operated company that was established in 1993. We take pride in the outstanding reputation we have established and we intend to keep it that way.
Atlas Master Companies today and let us inspect your crawl space and replace the poorly built support piers with our ECP support piers. Our piers will keep your crawl space structurally sound for many years to come. The sooner your crawl space is repaired, the least amount of structural damage that will occur throughout your home. Contact us today!