Mold & Mildew
If you suspect mold and mildew in the crawl space, have it removed by a mold remediation company. Then, a foundation repair company can encapsulate your crawl space to not only prevent the return of organic growth but also dramatically improve the crawl space appearance. It does no good to have a mold removal company remove the mold and mildew from a crawl space if you make no changes to the environment to keep mold from coming back.
If you find evidence of pests in the crawl space, contact a pest control company to identify and implement processes to remove the pests. A foundation repair company can then help you create a less humid, sealed environment with crawl space encapsulation, deterring pests in the crawl space.
Cracked Concrete Block
If you have significant cracks in the block foundation of a crawl space that is over two feet tall, a foundation repair company can provide a solution to remedy the cracked block foundation problem. There have been many times that a home has been stabilized with piers around the entire perimeter of the crawl space. However, if you believe you need a new footer poured or a completely new foundation, you will want to contact a concrete contractor or general construction company to assist with the project. If the crawl space is less than two feet tall, a general contractor is needed for interior floor removal in order to access the crawl space for repair.
Failing Floor Supports
If your existing crawl space concrete block columns are leaning or other crawl space floor supports are failing, a foundation repair company like United Structural Systems can replace them with adjustable steel support posts that are warrantied, providing not only a more appealing crawl space, but also a peace of mind in knowing the repairs will make your home more secure.