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 Cornelius for decades. Please call our award-winning, family-owned business for all of your structural repair & drainage solution needs.
When you buy a home, either here in Cornelius or elsewhere, you are making a significant investment that you hope will retain or grow in value over the years. One major factor in retaining the value of your home is to make sure that it’s protected from major structural damage and crawl space damage from excess moisture and potential water damage. Small issues that are left unaddressed can turn into expansive, and expensive, repairs that cause you inconvenience and stress.
To make sure that the foundation is in the best condition possible, it’s often ideal to find a trusted local structural repair company to partner with. Getting an inspection from them can let you know exactly where you stand regarding the health of your home’s foundation. Unlike many other contractors, Falcone will be sure you get the level of detail and transparency that you deserve from the time of the inspection to the moment we leave.
If you’re looking for a local, family-owned structural repair company that’s been serving the Cornelius area for years, Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair is ready to be your foundation repair partner. We stand behind the work we do on every project we take on, and we have been providing residents in the general Charlotte metro area for years, becoming an award-winning company in the process.
We operate across both North Carolina and South Carolina, to make sure your home has the foundation needed to keep it safe and supported. Since Cornelius has such a mild, humid climate, it’s not uncommon for that climate to find its way into area homes, by way of the crawl space and the foundation. Small amounts of moisture are common, but recurring issues may need professional attention to repair damage or avoid things like bad smells, decreased energy efficiency of the home, and even the development of mold that could prove dangerous to those living in the home.
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For most homeowners, their foundation or crawl space isn’t something they think about daily, or even yearly, many give them almost zero thought, until something happens. The most common place for our climate to attack a home is through moisture issues with the foundation or crawl space. If you find any of the following signs in your home you should consider trusting Falcone to come out and give you the transparent, detailed information you need about your foundation or crawl space.
When a crawl space isn’t sealed properly, the result can be that heat which is normally retained in the floor is sapped into the crawl space. This is something that will generally require professional help to properly correct.
While some condensation here or there is normal, seeing condensation in various places in the home consistently can mean an excess of warm, humid air coming into the home from the crawl space. This can also result in drafty areas that can be felt in areas of the home.
Mold, mildew, and dank, moist air all have a smell. If you have been smelling an odd or dank smell lately whose location you just can’t nail down, it might be time to have a local professional take a look at the situation.
Sometimes, the source of the smell isn’t hidden at all, and you notice visible molds somewhere in your home, such as under the sink or in a utility or laundry room. This can become a very serious situation very quickly, because many types of mold are dangerous to humans, and can cause significant medical complications.
Since a crawl space is a liminal area between the home’s interior and exterior elements, there is the potential for a significant thermal transfer. This means your heat warms the home less and your AC cools it less.
If your home’s foundation has settled, cracked, or been otherwise damaged, whether it’s from water, soil settling, or other causes, Falcone is an expert in foundation wall repair. Without a solid, structurally sound foundation, the structural integrity of the home atop that foundation is in constant danger of damage, including catastrophic failure. If your home is showing any of these signs, reach out to Falcone today for an inspection.
If your lawn puddles after heavy rain, it means the ground surrounding your home has become saturated due to poor drainage. This can put tremendous pressure on your foundation, and lead to costly problems. Having a professional inspect the situation can help find a solution.
It’s too moist in the Cornelius area for things to ever really dehydrate, so cracks in the paint and construction materials of your home are not likely to be from shrinkage due to drying. This may be the result of foundation movement or shifting and should be investigated by a professional.
Another solid sign that your home either has humidity problems from a leaky crawl space or a foundation that’s been damaged are doors that creak and windows that are sticky or difficult to operate. Both require low humidity and square, level construction to operate smoothly.
A very serious sign that your home’s foundation may be shifting or damaged is a floor becoming uneven, beginning to sag, or developing a soft spot. The soft spot will generally develop in the middle of the room and will be noticeable to the naked eye.
If you haven’t had your foundation or crawl space inspected recently, or ever, there’s never a better time than now to get a full report on your foundation’s health and status. If you’ve seen one or more of the signs and symptoms of damage that we’ve covered, then it’s definitely time to get in touch with a local professional. Reach out today to speak with a local expert about your home, and get the information you need to keep your home safe.