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Foundation Repair  Contractor Northern Virginia

Foundation repair contractor in Northern Virginia is the trademark of Fairfax Contractor. If you are looking for a qualified contractor to repair a wide range of foundation problems you may be experiencing, we can help with our time-tested experience. Typically foundation problems are caused by existing problematic soils, hydrostatic pressure, or inferior home construction. Foundation Repair is one of the main projects that Fairfax contractor has expertise in. If you notice cracks in your poured concrete walls, concrete basement floor, or block walls, it may be time to bring in an expert. Fairfax Contractor is capable of installing systems that will stabilize your basements foundation, including crack repair, failing footers, bowing walls, and cracked concrete basement floors. We also repair and replace failing sill plates, which may be caused by water infiltration into your basement; We are also experts in engineered underpinning for failing foundations. Some foundation repair techniques include carbon fiber reinforcement strips, epoxy injectioncinder block structural steel reinforcement, and foundation jack installation. We are a fully licensed class A contractor with the RBC and CBC on our contractor’s license issued through the DPOR (Virginia Department Of Occupational Regulation). Many Homes in Northern Virginia have cracks in their basement walls that may leak groundwater; if this is the case at your home, we have time-tested methods to repair these conditions. If you are remodeling your basement, you should defiantly address any cracks you may have in your foundation walls. The main reason to repair cracks in your basement walls is this crack is a weak spot where water can infiltrate into your basement. The foundation repairs we perform include exterior excavation of your home’s foundation and repairing cracks, paring the foundation, and applying new foundation sealants along with a bladder. For serious foundation repair issues, we typically utilize a licensed civil engineer PE for consultation for any foundation repairs made are correctly evaluated. Failing foundation repair is a serious problem, and you need to utilize a contractor with the experience to tackle such problems. For a free consultation and estimate, please call us or fill out the free estimate request form for more information.

 
 

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Foundation Underpinning Contractor Northern Virginia

Fairfax Contractor can perform underpinning and foundation repair projects in all areas of Northern Virginia. To start off with. There are two distinct types of underpinning that can be installed both residential and commercially in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The First and most common form of underpinning is what is referred to as shallow pit underpinning, whereas the soil conditions or of a stable nature. These bearing soils will handle the load of a traditional foundation. But for one reason or another, the ground as either settled or the foundation of the house or building was constructed on a non-bearing soil. The building permit must be issued any time you want to take a convert an existing crawlspace into a full basement with a code compliant, ceiling height. Another example of shell underpinning is to lowering the existing wall flooding due to the construction of an addition to your existing home or lowering of existing wall footings needed due to utility trenching that may be required for special conditions. Fairfax contractor will come in and give you a free estimate to evaluate this type of underpinning project without cost, it’s a free estimate. The Second type of underpinning is sometimes referred to as deep underpinning, this underpinning is done where there may be problematic soil conditions such as Marine clay. In any case, an underpinning plan must be provided to show the repeating sequence that a structural engineer has designed underpin your basement foundation or commercial foundation. All underpinning plans must be designed by a licensed Virginia civil engineer and submitted to the appropriate northern Virginia County for permitting. Fairfax Contractor can perform underpinning projects in all areas of Northern Virginia. To start off with. There are two distinct types of underpinning that can be installed both residential and commercially in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fairfax contractor will come in and give you a free estimate to evaluate this type of underpinning project without cost, it’s a free estimate. The Second type of underpinning is sometimes referred to as deep underpinning, this underpinning is done where there may be problematic soil conditions such as Marine clay. In any case, an underpinning plan must be provided to show the repeating sequence that a structural engineer has designed underpin your basement foundation or commercial foundation. All underpinning plans must be designed by a licensed Virginia civil engineer and submitted to the appropriate northern Virginia County for permitting.
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Carbon Fiber StablWall Foundation Repair

StablWall is Fairfax Contractor’s preferred brand of carbon fiber technology used to reinforce block and concrete foundations. Fairfax Contractor is StablWall certified distributor and installer in the Northern Virginia region. In the past carbon fiber products were used to stabilize critical commercial concrete structures such as bridges. Now for the first time, StablWall is available for residential use through Fairfax Contractor. Carbon fiber is applied to your basements block or concrete foundation walls utilizing specialized epoxies, with results that increase the strength of those walls by more than any other product on the market. The tensile strength of this applied carbon fiber is approximately 500,000 PSI according to the ASTM ( American Society for Testing and Materials) D3039. StablWall is unlike any other product on the market and is the perfect solution for stabilizing cracking and bowing foundation masonry walls. Fairfax Contractor utilizes cutting-edge technology such as carbon fiber to reinforce basement foundations utilizing carbon fiber applied with epoxy. Just a few years ago one of the main options stabilizing a bowing foundation basement wall was to use steel I-beams. Over time your basement’s foundation may start to settle and even bow this can create cracks within the block and the block joints. Left unchecked this bowing and settlement can compromise your home’s foundation. Utilizing carbon fiber system can increase the overall strength of a basement wall exponentially.
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Helical Piles For Problem Soils In Northern Virginia

Helical Piles are a better solution for not only jacking up a saggy foundation of your Northern Virginia home, but also a proven method to stabilize your foundation too. Most often Fairfax Contractor utilizes Helical Piles to stabilize foundations and problematic soils that are most often found east of 95, and 395 in the Northern Virginia area. The benefits of utilizing Helical Piles as opposed to underpinning your foundation is we can reach load-bearing soil that may be over 100 feet below the footer of your home.

Exterior Foundation Repair Contractor

Exterior foundation repair contractor is Fairfax Contractor. Fairfax Contractor can repair basement foundation problems from the outside of the walls of your home. The main goal to stop water from coming into your home. We can stop water from entering your basement or crawl space.

Replacement Of Foundation Sill Plates

If your Northern Virginia home has had water infiltration into the basement and rotted out your sill plates, this can create grave conditions for your home. We have the ability at Fairfax Contractor to analyze not only the cause of the rotting of your sill plates but also to formulate a plan to replace rotting sill plates. The main reason that your sill plates have water damage is due to a failing basement foundation that has allowed water to come in contact with your sill plates, this problem often starts to rot your floor joists. This problem can occur in your basement or in a crawlspace. It’s imperative that a qualified contractor analyzes the problems of your sill plates before it undermines the structure of your home. Here at Fairfax Contractor, we have the ability to bring in engineering staff, the formulate a plan to correct both failing sill plates and floor joists. The first step is to find where the water is infiltrating into your basement or crawl space. Once that problem of water infiltration has been solved, we can then go and tackle replacing rotting sill plates, and floor joists. The carpentry work necessary to replace a sill plate and floor joists is fairly simple. The first step is to cut the sill plates between the floor joists and remove the rotten wood. Then we will construct a support system that will jack up the existing floor joists.so that we can remove the sill plate below the existing joists. Once this procedure has been completed we will sister on extensions from the sill plate to the rotted joists. There are few contractors in the northern Virginia area that have the ability to perform such a repair. Fairfax Contractor can provide engineered drawings, pull the necessary building permits, and successfully replace rotted sill plates. Call us for a free estimate and evaluation of your problem.
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Problem Soil And Your Homes Foundation

In many areas of Fairfax County have been deemed problem soil areas this typically means that Marine clay is present. In areas that have problems, the soil’s your home’s foundation may be compromised due to the fact that Marine clay in nature is expansive and retracted depending on the amount of rainfall. This anomaly can greatly affect the structure of your home’s foundation. Most often civil engineers analyzing failing basement walls will recommend underpinning the foundation of your home. If you are looking for a contractor that is qualified to repair a wide range of foundation problems, Fairfax Contractor may be the solution. If you are noticing cracks in your poured concrete walls, or Block walls it may be a time to bring in an expert. We are a fully licensed class A contractor with the Building Technical Stamp on our licensed issued through the DPOR ( Virginia Department Of Occupational Regulation) . Many Homes in Northern Virginia and Washington DC have cracks in their basement walls. If you are remodeling your basement you should defiantly address any crack you may have on your foundation walls. The main reason to repair cracks in your basement walls is this crack is a weak spot where water can infiltrate into your basement. Another strong reason to repair any cracks in your homes foundation walls is the cracks can become larger and lead to the failing of your home’s foundation. Once you put up the insulation and drywall in your basement you may have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Water through hydrostatic pressure can enter the crack and at least dampen your insulation and cause mold to grow behind the walls of your home. And in a far worst scenario, your newly constructed basement could have a major flood and ruin all the drywall, insulation, carpet, and household items. That is why it is so important to fix any and all foundation cracks before and construction starts. When dealing with Fairfax Contractor we will check your basement walls for cracks before we give you a free written proposal for your basement remodeling project. The types of foundation repairs we perform include epoxy injection of cracked poured concrete basement walls, Carbon Fiber strips for failing block basement walls, and underpinning of your Basement Foundation. We also use hydraulic cement to patch small defects in block walls that may lead to flooding basements. These are a number of the top structural problems that if caught early can save you a lot of money in the long run.   If you have a sneaking suspicion that foundation issues are present in the basement of your home have Fairfax Contractor inspect the problem. We can give you a free estimate and outstanding advice about any foundation if the problem is severe we can help you bring in a Structural Engineer to further evaluate your Northern Virginia’s home.
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Repair Foundation Walls Before Basement Remodeling

Before you remodel your basement absolutely certain that your foundation walls are in excellent shape.  The reason to repair any cracks in your homes foundation walls is the cracks can become larger and lead to the failing of your home’s foundation. Once you put up the insulation and drywall in your basement you may have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Water through hydrostatic pressure can enter the crack and at least dampen your insulation and cause mold to grow behind your home’s walls. And in a far worst scenario, your newly constructed basement could have a major flood and ruin all the drywall, insulation, carpet, and household items. That is why it is so important to fix any and all foundation cracks before any construction starts. When dealing with Fairfax Contractor we will check your basement walls for cracks before we give you a free written proposal for your basement remodeling project.

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