Mount Valley Foundation Services, a Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across South Carolina, and parts of North Carolina and Georgia. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Mount Valley is here to restore your foundation or crawl space.
WHY HOMEOWNERS CHOOSE MOUNT VALLEY FOUNDATION SERVICES
For more than 35 years, homeowners in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia have trusted Mount Valley Foundation Services, A Groundworks Company, to keep their homes dry and stable. With engineered products made in America, they get the job done right the first time.
We pride ourselves on finding the right stress-free solution to stabilize and waterproof your home. Our talented inspectors and installers live and work in the area, so they understand the unique soil and weather conditions that contribute to the leaking basement or sinking foundation. Let us show you how we’ve become the most trusted name in foundation repair.
Located in the Sandhills region, Columbia, SC, homeowners may be used to cracked foundation walls, a tilting chimney, and sticking doors and windows. Just because the problem is common, however, doesn’t make it okay. Columbia’s soil (which is a mix of sand and clay), plus more than 45 inches of rain annually means your foundation is at risk. Sandy soil washes out, leaving your home unsupported, while clay soil expands when wet, putting pressure on foundation walls. Introduce the above-average rainfall, and you can see why Columbia homeowners struggle with foundation problems. Mount Valley Foundation Services has proven solutions like wall supports, piers, and carbon fiber straps to stabilize your foundation and put your home back on solid ground.
The number one problem in your crawl space is moisture in any form. Standing water is the easiest to spot, but humidity can be just as dangerous. Humidity leads to condensation, causing mold, mildew, and wood rot. The 45 inches of rain Columbia receives, combined with the sandy, clay mix soil means your crawl space needs professional help. The experts at Mount Valley have more than 35 years of experience repairing crawl spaces in Columbia. By encapsulating your crawl space you lock out harmful moisture before it can cause damage. Depending on your home’s needs a sump pump, dehumidifier, or crawl space drain system may be required. The end result is a transformed, clean, dry usable space.
While basements in Columbia are less common, water impacting this space has a serious effect on the security of your home. The area’s sand and clay mix soil and 45 inches of rain annually create several problems. Sandy soil tends to wash out, leaving voids where water can enter, while clay soil absorbs water and expands, putting pressure on foundation walls. This inward pressure eventually leads to cracks and leaking, making a mess inside your basement. Look for water where the floor and the wall meet, condensation, efflorescence on foundation walls, or a musty, damp odor. The team of experts at Mount Valley has seen it all and can diagnose and repair even the most damaged basements. Our proven below-grade drain and sump pump move water out of your home before it can cause damage. A dehumidifier is commonly needed in areas where humidity is high.
Like your foundation, your home’s concrete slabs suffer a similar fate because of environmental factors. The soil, a mix of sand and clay, plus the area’s 45 inches of rain means the soil is prone to both washing out and expanding. Your concrete driveway and sidewalk slabs will both crack and sink, making a very unsightly home. Mount Valley uses cutting-edge polyurethane injections to lift and level slabs to their original positions. Uneven slabs steal value from your home and create a tripping hazard. PolyRenewalTM is an easy, mess-free solution. Repairs are done quickly and you’re able to resume using your slabs in as little as 15 minutes.
Soil issues are the main culprit behind foundation damage. When soil becomes too wet, too dry, or is not packed together tightly enough, foundation problems occur. Wall anchors work to remove soil from the equation all together so that your foundation doesn’t have to depend on it to stay afloat. Instead, the strength of the wall anchors becomes the primary force that keeps your home secure!
First, turn off your main water supply if the leak is significant or a pipe has burst. This is considered a plumbing emergency, and most professional services will respond immediately. Turning off your water will avoid leakage if the leaks are small or you can’t discover them, but it may not be the most effective way to deal with the matter. Instead, contact a professional basement specialist and request a thorough, free evaluation of your property. They’ll be able to pinpoint the source of the leaks and any secondary damage, as well as design a personalized solution to the problems your home is experiencing as a result.
Most homeowners, understandably, prefer to do their own house maintenance. However, we recommend that basement moisture problems be left to the professionals. DIY options might cause more damage if things go wrong during the process. Your local home improvement store is likely to provide a variety of basement waterproofing options.
Although they may appear to be effective solutions at first sight, they are typically not long-lasting and fail to solve your problem permanently. Instead, you’ll find yourself repeating the same project over and over, never fixing the issue at the source. As a result, moisture will continue to enter your basement.
Yes, uneven concrete can usually be repaired and brought back to its former brilliance. Other methods of restoration are required if the concrete has experienced too much damage in the form of severe fractures, dramatic settling, or missing pieces. Lifting and stabilizing concrete that isn’t excessively fractured or uneven is possible, but slabs that are beyond repair may need to be totally removed and repoured. Because this may be costly and time-consuming, it is better to address possible issues as soon as they arise.