Crawl Space Stabilizer
Crawl space stabilizers are installed to help with sagging floors, one of the most common problems associated with a wet crawl space in Nebraska. When you don't have your crawl space encapsulated and sealed off from the outside environment, it's a matter of time before moisture gets inside and starts to damage wooden materials, including floor joists. When this happens, it will cause the wood to rot, warp, and become very weak. It will no longer be able to hold up the weight of the floor very easily, and this is when you will notice that there are some spots that feel like they aren't level, or you may notice some heavier appliances slanting on the floor.
Additionally, if you have very wet and soggy soil under your home, posts and columns used to support the weight of your home will have a difficult time since they don't have a strong base in the earth. This can be another cause of sagging floors.
This is a serious problem that must be taken care of immediately. Failure to do so can result in the floor caving in at certain points, and this is obviously going to cause problems for the overall structural integrity of your home, not to mention that it's going to cost a ton of money to get holes in the floor repaired after they have fallen in!
Rebuilding the crawl space isn't a very good option at this point, and that can be incredibly expensive and time-consuming, so the best solution to the problem is to install crawl space stabilizers. Furthermore, you should have the area sealed off from the outside with crawl space encapsulation. This involves the installation of a vapor barrier, floor liner, and we can also put in a sump pump and dehumidifier for extra protection against moisture and flooding below your home. All of these systems and devices working in conjunction with one another will provide you with a dry, safe, and healthy crawl space that is free of moisture, excessive humidity, mold growth, or sagging floors.
Please feel free to give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you. Our team of crawl space waterproofing and repair professionals are looking forward to hearing from you soon and helping you to protect your biggest investment - your home!- from any additional damage.