Homeowners in Greenville, SC, deal with a wet basement and crawl spaces often. The experts at MVFS can permanently repair your basement, crawl space, or foundation before your home is at risk of failure.
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 and over the border in 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 halfway between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC, Greenville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. For homeowners in Greenville, protecting their foundations is essential to enjoying the area they call home. Environmental factors, like the area’s soil which is a mix of rock and sandy clay, plus the 51 inches of rain they receive annually do a number on foundations. Clay soil expands when wet, adding pressure to foundation walls, while sandy soil is prone to washout causing your home to sink and settle. Homeowners need to be aware of problem signs of both hydrostatic pressure and a settling foundation. Look for bowing walls,cracked foundation walls, sticking doors and windows, and a tilting chimney. Luckily, our experts at Mount Valley have been repairing foundations in Greenville for more than 35 years and have developed proven solutions like piers, wall reinforcement, and beams.
Greenville’s, humid subtropical climate and 51 inches of annual rainfall are to blame for your crawl space problem signs. Moisture is a crawl space’s enemy and the humid summers and precipitation year-round lead to water being absorbed through your crawl space floor. This leads to mold, condensation, musty odors, high humidity inside the crawl space, and high energy bills. Encapsulation, or sealing out moisture in all its forms, is the best way to create a dry, usable space. Depending on your home’s needs, a combination of drainage, a sump pump, a vapor barrier, and a dehumidifier may also be needed. A free estimate from an experienced MVFS inspector can let you know exactly what to expect.
A wet basement may be common in Greenville, but it’s far from healthy. The area’s more than 50 inches of rain per year and mix of sandy and clay soil means a wet basement is almost inevitable. If you’re sick of drying out a leaky basement or looking to finish the basement and want to protect your investment, Mount Valley Foundation Services can help. Homeowners should look for water seepage, condensation, a musty smell, or mold that indicate a problem. Our trained professionals conduct a free and complete inspection to offer the best solution. From below-grade drainage to sump pumps, vapor barriers, and dehumidifiers, our repair solutions are tailored to your home’s unique needs.
Cracked and sinking concrete driveway, sidewalk, or pool deck slabs are not only ugly to look at, but are a serious tripping hazard, especially for the elderly and young children. It’s important to get them fixed before the problem gets worse. At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we have the solution to restore your concrete to peak condition. Unlike older methods like mudjacking and replacement that don’t address the original cause, the soil failure beneath the slab, polyurethane injections stabilize the soil and lift slabs to a level position. This restores your home’s property value and the safety of your family, and the best part is that your concrete is ready to use in just 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.