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Just because your home was built with a dirt crawl space does not make it any less of a hazard to the entire structure. Whether or not you see signs of groundwater leakage, earth water vapor will still evaporate and move up into the home, causing rotting floor joists, mold growth, health issues, and more.
How do we at Northland Basement Systems fix this issue? Simple, we isolate the crawl space from the rest of the home with the CleanSpace® vapor barrier, which stops water intrusion, prevents moisture seepage, air seals, and more. As an added benefit, the CleanSpace® vapor barrier also transforms your nasty, wet crawl space into a clean and secure storage space!
Floors above dirt spaces are susceptible to problems created within the space itself. Moisture changes and weak foundation soils in a space can cause columns to shift and settle. Sagging beams and floor joists are often the result of improper spacing of existing pier columns or weakened floor systems due to mold and wood rot. As these forces of nature occur in the space, the floors above begin to also sink and sag.
The Smartjack System permanently lifts and stabilizes existing beams and floor joists. A solid base of engineered fill addresses the problem of weak foundation soil by transferring the weight of the home to competent strata. Steel columns are secured to the beams or joists in the space. Heavy-duty, threaded rods allow for adjustment and a custom fit for each SmartJack System installed.
The CarbonArmor system permanently stabilizes your home's foundation walls. CarbonArmor uses fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) which are 10-times stronger than steel, yet flexible enough to contour tightly against your basement wall.