Residential Structural Repair
Northwest Crawl Space Services specializes in residential crawl space structural repair services.
One of the most critical failures that can happen to your home is structural damage. Structural damage usually happens in the home’s crawl space because of water or excessive moisture in the crawl space. Here in the Pacific Northwest water in your crawl space is a very common issue that many houses face and unless treated may result in serious foundation damage.
Warning Signs of Structural Issues:
- Cracks in interior drywall walls
- Off truck doors and windows
- Squeaky and sloped floors
- Gaps around chimney and fireplace
Why would structural damage happen to your home?
Water and Moisture: The main cause for structural damage. For example, the primary reason for foundation settlement is water in the crawl space. Standing water in your crawl space will saturate the ground and will cause the piers and footings to sink, rot support posts and compromise the integrity of the entire house structure.
Sloped Ground Shape: When house is built on a land that isn’t even and flat, there is a risk of ground sloping toward the lower area of the crawl space and sinking underneath piers and posts which will compromise the support those posts provide to the foundation.
Examples of Structural Damage:
- Foundation settlement
- Rotted wood
- Tilted piers
- Loss of support
Preventive Structural Care Solutions:
It’s very important to inspect and monitor your crawl space periodically. Identifying growing issue in the crawl space and resolving before damage happen will save repair costs.
- Retaining walls
- Ground leveling
- Drainage systems