We are the North Carolina crawl space repair and foundation repair experts you need. Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair has been providing crawl space repair and structural foundation repair near Cary for decades. Please call our award-winning, family-owned business for all of your structural repair & drainage solution needs.
Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair is a leader in providing residents and families in Cary, as well as the greater Raleigh metro area in general, with reliable crawl space and foundation maintenance and repair services. As a local, family-owned company we’re driven to provide the results we would want our families to get from a repair company. This is what has led the award-winning Falcone to become one of the leading foundation repair companies in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Since Falcone has been providing the comprehensive foundation and crawl space repair services to Cary residents since 2006, we have become the leading authorities and experts on functional moisture-proofing solutions for our unique climate. The warm, wet, coastal climate that we experience is difficult to deal with when sealing crawl spaces or foundations, which is how we’ve become the best residential and commercial foundation repair company in the Carolinas. We’re going to look at the signs that you need crawl space or foundation repair, and how they can affect you and your home.
While they should be inspected every year or every other year at least, many homeowners have the crawl space inspected as part of the home buying process and never think about it again. This is a mistake and the reason behind so many major repairs. Here are some signs that your crawl space needs some attention from an experienced professional.
Musty smells can be one of the worst smells to linger in your home, and they are even worse when you can’t find or can’t clean the location that is causing the smell. This can happen with a crawl space since they are often dark, warm, and humid areas that become home not only to some pests but also to mildew and mold. If you’ve been cleaning like crazy and can’t find where the musty smell is coming from, it may be coming from your crawl space.
Smelling musty odors is one thing, but finding visual evidence of mold in your home is another. If your crawl space lets in enough moisture, it can lead to mold colonization. Mold can be incredibly dangerous as well as nearly impossible for the average DIYer to successfully and effectively remove. Failing to have your crawl space professionally sealed and the mold professionally cleaned can lead to health problems and plummeting property value.
A big sign that your crawl space isn’t insulating your home as well as it should be is if your home is working harder to heat and cool itself. If you notice that your HVAC bills have been growing from what they normally should be, it could be a sign that your home isn’t using energy efficiently. Having a professional seal on your crawl space can put a stop to this quickly and easily.
All homes have humidity, and under the right circumstances, that humidity can become condensation. Too much condensation, however, is a sign that your home is taking on more humid air than it should be. This can be fixed by having professional access and sealing the crawl space.
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Keeping your home structurally sound is vital to keeping it safe and habitable. Your home’s foundation provides support for the entire structure, and if it begins to shift or crack, it could mean incredibly costly repairs if the repairs aren’t quickly addressed by a foundation wall repair specialist like Falcone.
You can likely tell, before even looking, if your home will have any foundation issues by whether or not water puddles around your home when it rains. If water cannot drain effectively away from your home and property, where will it go? That sodden soil will often just sit there and put extra strain on the foundation walls until it dries, which can be days even in the best-case scenario.
Doors and windows rely on your home to be perfectly square and level to operate smoothly, but when your home isn’t square or level, it can lead to an increasing problem of sticky doors and hard-to-operate windows. If your doors and windows have developed more issues lately, it might be time to have your foundation inspected.
If the floor in your home has recently become soft or started to sag it could be a sign that foundation settling has caused things to shift. The best course of action is to call a trusted repair company to fix the issue.
The early stages of foundation shifting can often be seen in the cracking of various building materials that are used in the home’s construction. When you begin to see cracks in your drywall or plaster that cannot be explained by any other means, you may need to have your foundation professionally inspected.
One of the most serious symptoms of all is that your foundation is damaged, settling, or shifting, and that your home cannot take the stress when the walls begin to separate from the rest of the structure. This can often be addressed in the early days when it only causes damage to drywall or plaster, but as the condition progresses the damage becomes more severe, eventually becoming unrepairable. This will need professional repair as soon as possible, hesitation could put your home at risk.
Whether you need an annual inspection, have never had one, or are starting to see some of the signs of the potential damage that we’ve discussed here, the time is right to speak to a professional about it. You may be able to stop existing problems before they worsen, and you may be able to completely prevent other problems from happening. Reach out to Falcone today and let us know what your needs are, and find out how we can help.