For most people, a home is the most expensive purchase they ever make. That’s one of the reasons why it is so important to heed the warning signs and get problems fixed before they become more serious problems. Whether it is maintaining brickwork, stabilizing foundation or keeping water out of your basement, our waterproofing, foundation repair, and masonry services can help keep your Tuckahoe, VA, home in structurally pristine condition.
Because we offer a variety of services, you also won’t have to deal with multiple companies to complete a project. Are foundation issues causing water to enter your basement? We can handle both. Thesame applies if foundation issues have led to cracks in your masonry or damage to your chimney.
We are a trusted face in the community, and we want to help you get your home back to being safe and comfortable. No one wants to feel dread every time they head downstairs after a storm or watch cracks in their walls progressively get worse. Contact us today to get a free estimate on structural repairs to keep your home strong and stable for years to come.
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Foundation Repair in Tuckahoe, Virginia
Whether it be because of erosion, freeze-thaw cycles, or problematic soil, many foundations will ultimately begin to settle and, unfortunately settle unevenly.
This can cause a host of problems, ranging from cracks in your basement or slab floor all the way up to your chimney beginning to lean. Issues with your foundation being out of alignment can truly impact just about every portion of your house.
And while getting your foundation problems fixed might be daunting, the alternative is worse. The foundation problems aren’t going to repair themselves and symptoms are only going to get worse — and more costly to fix.
While we tailor each foundation repair solution to the individual home, two of our most common foundation repair methods are helical piers and push piers.
In both of these cases, piers are sunk or drilled into the ground around the perimeter of your home until the piers reach a load-bearing strata of soil — one that is able to support the weight of your house with no threat of settlement. The weight of your home in then transferred onto the piers via brackets connected to your footings.
At Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry, we make sure that all the products we use are, in fact, reliable. That is why we get our piers from industry leader Earth Contact Products. We know they put as much focus on the quality of their products as we do on our workmanship.
Contact us today for a free estimate.
Masonry Repair and Restoration
There are many advantages to owning a brick home. In order to keep that brick in tip-top shape, however, you need to make sure that it is properly maintained.
For instance, bricks need to be repointed every 20-30 years, the average lifespan of mortar. The portion of the mortar that is exposed to the elements will begin to crack and break. Repointing removes that portion of the mortar and replaces it with new mortar.
Freeze-thaw cycles can also wreak havoc on the bricks themselves, causing spalling, flaking or other issues. Our masonry specialists can repair or replace bricks as needed.
We can also construct new brick chimneys or other structures such as retaining walls that are both strong and pleasing to the eye.
If your brickwork needs repair, call Reliable today.
Basement Waterproofing Solutions
We have met too many people who have put up with water getting into their basement for far too long before finally deciding enough is enough.
You don’t have to hold your breath every time a storm passes through. You don’t have to elevate everything stored downstairs off the ground in order to keep it from getting ruined.
And best of all, you can finish your basement (or enjoy your already finished basement) without the threat of having to rip out wet, moldy carpeting on an annual basis.
We make sure to offer multiple waterproofing methods so we can pick the right one for you.
Perhaps the best solution will be directing water that has seeped into the basement walls to a drainage pipe and then into a sump pump. Perhaps an exterior drain or waterproofing membrane is called for. Regardless, we have the equipment and expertise to give you a basement that stays dry.
Crawl Space Repair and Encapsulation
Just because a home doesn’t have a basement, it doesn’t mean that it is immune from water and moisture problems.
Crawl spaces, those out of site out of mind areas below your home, can be severely damaged by moisture issues.
Be it standing water or excessively high humidity, crawl spaces can end up being a petri dish for mold. It can also lead to pest infestations, wood rot (including floor joists) and musty odors invading your living space.
The solution isn’t just to fix the symptoms but rather to keep them from ever happening again. In crawl space encapsulation, we install a vapor barrier that keeps water and water vapor from entering the crawl space through the walls or floor. This can keep your crawl space dry and prevent the structural or health hazards that wet crawl spaces can bring.
Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry in Tuckahoe, VA
We’ll take care of your home and make sure that you are satisfied with the results. Contact us today to learn more about what Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry can do for your Tuckahoe, VA home. We are happy to talk with you and get an idea of what issue that you’re having. We can even give you a free estimate to get you started. You should feel safe in your home, and we can help with foundation repair and waterproofing. Call us today!