Structural Repair

Clean And Structurally-Sound Crawl Space

Issues in your Maryland or Delaware home’s crawl space or basement can cause discomfort, indoor air quality problems, and high energy bills, and they can also lead to significant foundation or structural damage that goes beyond normal crawl space repair

In addition to helping prevent moisture and humidity issues with our crawl space encapsulation services, Total Home Performance offers home structural repair services throughout our service area that protect the investment in your home and ensure it’s safe for you and your family.

Common Signs of Structural Damage in Your Maryland Home

When it comes to the structural integrity of your house, many homeowners first think of their foundation. But the wood framing underneath your home in your crawl space or basement can play a big role as well, and unfortunately, there are lots of different ways that wood can be compromised or damaged.

One of the biggest and most common issues in our area is wood rot, which will eat away and weaken floor joists, main carrying beams and girders, sill plates, and more. While you might not spend enough time in your crawl space or basement to notice mold or wood rot, you’re likely to notice the symptoms associated with a home whose structural integrity has been weakened, such as:

  • Bouncing, sagging, or settling floors

  • Doors that stick or rub against their jambs and have trouble closing

  • Widening gaps around the bottom of baseboards and trim

  • Cracking in drywall (especially spidering that starts from the corner of a doorway)

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, or are worried about structural damage to your home, reach out to Total Home Performance for a free evaluation.

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How We Fix Structural Damage in Your Home

Main Beam, Girder, and Floor Joist Sistering, Repair & Replacement sister joists crawl space

After assessing the extent of the damage in your crawl space or basement, we’ll need to address issues with any weakened or rotting wood. Sometimes this means sistering or repairing floor joists. In more severe cases, it can mean replacing significantly damaged joists, beams, and girders altogether. 

Installation of Additional Structural Support 

Another solution is adding structural support columns or piers. Total Home Performance uses floor jacks, jack posts, Lally columns, masonry columns or piers, and more to ease the strain on main beams and floor joists. As a home performance and structural contractor, we work closely with a state-licensed engineer to ensure that your home is left safe and structurally sound. floor jack in crawl space

How Much Does Structural Repair Cost?

We know that homeowners hear talk of issues with the structure of their home and they fear the cost to repair will be expensive. Because the severity of the damage will vary from home to home, every house will likely be different, and some will be easier and more affordable to fix than others.

We’re happy to come out and provide you with a free assessment of the existing damage and an estimate to repair. The other thing it’s important to know is that structural damage isn’t going to go away—in fact, it’s only likely to get worse the longer you wait, costing you more money and putting your home and your family at risk.

Benefits of Home Structural Repair

  • Peace of mind that your home and family are safe

  • Avoid even more expensive repairs down the road

  • Protect the value of your home

  • After repairs, you can turn to preventive solutions that will stop the issue from happening again

Addressing the Underlying Moisture Issues to Prevent Future Problems

Structural issues in a crawl space or basement are almost always traced back to water drainage and moisture problems. This can be the result of a high water table, or cracks and holes in your home letting water or humid air inside. Once you’ve fixed the structural damage that’s already done, it’s essential to make sure it won’t come back, or you’ll be calling us again in a few years.

Total Home Performance has nearly 15 years of experience working in crawl spaces and basements up and down the Eastern Shore, Annapolis, and nearby Delaware. We offer a wide range of house structural repair and crawl space and basement solutions to keep moisture, humidity, mold, and wood rot out of your home, including crawl space encapsulation, French drain installation, and more.

Are you worried about the structural integrity of your home? Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us today for a free evaluation.

Make sure your home is safe, healthy, and structurally sound.

Call Total Home Performance today for a free evaluation.

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