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 Hickory for decades. Please call our award-winning, family-owned business for all of your structural repair & drainage solution needs.
Hickory is a beautiful place in which to buy a home, and those who do aren’t simply finding a place to live, they’re making an investment in their future that they hope will grow in value in the years to come. A major contributing factor to the valuation of a home, however, is the basement or crawl space, and structural damage or moisture issues can pose a significant hazard to the home as well as those living in it.
The best way to ensure that any small issues are taken care of and repaired as soon as possible is to have the crawl space or foundation regularly inspected for signs of damage or moisture intrusion. The best way to have an inspection done that you can trust is to use Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair as your foundation repair and crawl space service partner. You can rest assured you will get the level of service, transparency, and detail that you deserve.
Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair has been a family-owned, local structural repair company for many years, dedicating ourselves to serving the residents of Hickory, as well as the entire Charlotte metro. We will stand behind everything we do on every project we take on. Our drive to serve the area’s residents as we’d like our families to be serviced is why we’re an award-winning foundation repair company in Hickory.
In addition to Hickory & Charlotte, we also have personnel that can help address the needs of any customer in North Carolina or South Carolina. Since we’re headquartered in this area, we’re familiar with the climate, and how to best help our customers address issues such as drafts and moisture in the home, moldy smells, and lower energy efficiency ratings.
Hard work, honesty and getting the job done well are values embedded in our culture and our mission of offering every customer only the very best service – Falcone Crawl Space
Many homeowners find that they have more to take care of than they thought when they get an inspection done. This is often because the inspections are so infrequent, but in many cases it’s because the homeowner doesn’t know what they should be looking for, to identify problems in their early stages. If you notice any of the following indications of possible problems, Falcone can give you the detailed, no-nonsense information you need to know about your situation.
A leaky or drafty crawl space means that your home isn’t going to be as energy efficient, and the work your HVAC system does will be less effective because your home isn’t sealed against the elements. This means your equipment will need to work even harder to keep your home heated or cooled when you need it. This translates to higher maintenance costs and more frequent repairs.
One of the major signs that you have a crawl space with a moisture issue is smelling dank, and wet smells, but being unable to locate the source. If you’re smelling mold or mildew but can’t quite find where the funky smells are coming from, it might be time to have a professional dig into the problem.
Sometimes there are times when mold or mildew becomes visible in the home, often in warm, dark areas like under the sink or in closets and utility rooms. If you see mold, it is important to get it professionally tested and remediated, before it begins to cause any health problems in those living in the home.
It’s normal to have a certain level of humidity in a home, but the HVAC system will generally remove most of it. However, if you find that you are beginning to see condensation in different areas in the home on a more consistent basis, your crawl space may not be adequately sealed.
Cold floors are another symptom of a poorly-sealed or drafty crawl space. As your HVAC equipment heats the home, and the floors, the heat loss due to drafting saps the heat from the floors, leaving you with chilly toes. To stop this heat loss, particularly in the cold months, make sure your crawl space is in good repair.
When your home’s foundation has suffered damage or settled and become unlevel, it will require an expert local company, like Falcone, as well as heavy equipment, to repair foundation walls. This is necessary, however, because, without a solid foundation, your home is constantly at risk of structural damage or even collapse.
A very obvious symptom of movement or shifting in the foundation is walls and building materials like drywall that begin to crack as they move apart in tiny increments. While obvious, this is also a very serious symptom that should be inspected immediately.
Poor grading and bad drainage around the home can create massive saturated soil loads on the foundation, which can be very damaging. Calling a professional to help can get your lot graded and equipped with additional drainage if needed.
If your home is not perfectly square and level, you will notice that your doors and windows will become difficult to operate, and the difficulty will increase as the shifting intensifies. A secondary cause of this is excess humidity in the home, often from a poorly sealed crawl space, but that is something we can also address during the inspection.
Many homeowners have never thought to have their foundation or crawl space inspected unless it was during the home buying process. If you haven’t had yours inspected in the past year or so, we recommend that you schedule one soon, so that you can be kept apprised of your foundation’s health and condition, and so that any repairs that may be needed now aren’t put off while they cause more damage. If you’ve recognized some of the indications of crawl space or foundation problems we’ve discussed here, you should reach out today and speak with members of our expert local team.