Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Problems? Repair or Replace in Charlotte NC

Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Collapsing, Leaning or Decaying?

If you are a homeowner, realtor, or property manager in the Charlotte area and you are dealing with a damaged or decaying timber retaining wall on the property, exploring a repair strategy as opposed to removal and/or replacement could save thousands of dollars on the project. There are currently hundreds of rotten and decaying timber retaining walls located all over Mecklenburg County and the surrounding counties. Built in the 70’s ...

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The Lost Art of Residential Foundation Repair in Charlotte, NC. How do I pick an experienced Contractor?

In Charlotte as with many trades across the United States there is an increasing shortage of qualified personnel to fill production teams in the foundation repair arena. Discussions with colleagues and professionals in the industry all migrate to the same conclusion and agreement with the grim reality of the constant frustration in finding experienced and qualified personnel to take leadership positions as Superintendents and job Formans’ in the field.

FOUNDATION REPAIR EXPERTS?

It takes at least 10 years to be ...

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Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved in Weddington NC

Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved – Weddington, NC

 

TESTIMONIAL FOR MASSERANG CONSULTING/SPECIALTY FOUNDATION REPAIR

We are really happy, great job guys.
As you know, I was a skeptic, but you came through for us!
Feel free to let other prospects know our story and you’re welcome to use my post again.
Thanks,
Dan and Robin Reinbold

After contracting with 1 company to install french drains and tarp the crawlspace and then another to encapsulate, insulate and install a dehumidifier in it we started getting ...

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Ray Terry – About Your House Radio discussing crawl space science, air quality and mold issues. 8-5-17

Published on August 6, 2017

I wanted to thank Ray personally for having us on his show on Saturday! We were lucky to have some of the top minds in the industry all sitting down at the same table together to discuss the intricacies of crawl space science and the effects of moisture, condensation, drainage problems, poor air quality, and mold issues inside and under homes here in Charlotte, NC, and the South Eastern U.S. in general. Any opportunity to sit ...

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Should I Keep Crawl Space Vents Open or Closed?

Crawl Space Vents Open or Closed?

It is that time a year once again. Heavy rains, followed by periods of excessive heat. Elevated relative humidity and dew point levels become common now all through the summer. It is the season of condensation problems inside Charlotte, NC crawlspaces. Homeowners are now faced with the unpleasant reality that something needs to be done to protect their investment. Crawlspace condensation problems can cause the development of mold and fungal colonies to manifest ...

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Hardwood Floor Cupping – Crawlspace Moisture Problems

 

Hardwood Floor Cupping Problems? Elevated Crawl Space Moisture Problems …

With the passing of Spring break, and the upcoming Easter weekend, days become longer and temperatures rise. Weather patterns change to a more sub-tropical feel. Dew point levels increase. It is the start of the condensation season inside North Carolina crawl spaces. Crawl Space construction is the most common construction type in the Southeastern United States. Many of these crawl spaces contain HVAC duct work that service the ...

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Crawl Space Misdiagnosis – Customer Overcharged by Thousands for Unneeded Services

LOCAL CRAWL SPACE SCIENCE COMPANIES MISDIAGNOSE SYMPTOMS AND ATTEMPT TO OVERCHARGE CUSTOMERS FOR UNNEEDED SERVICES IN NORTH CAROLINA.    (PART 1)

I recently visited a customer in the Triad market that had some unique challenges to overcome with her crawl space. This customer had spent a fortune with a contractor waterproofing her basement and encapsulating her crawl space. A drain system was installed in the basement section connected to a sump pump. Inside the crawl space, all of the sub-floor insulation ...

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Home Foundation Problems or Crawl Space Moisture Concerns? How Independent Consultants Can Save You Money

How Independent Consultants Can Save You Money…Solving Your Home Foundation Problems and Crawlspace Moisture Problems

 

 

Over the last 20 years there has been a huge effort  to dominate and control the foundation repair, waterproofing, and crawl space moisture control industries by franchisee networks in the main population centers of the United States. Some of the larger states may have 4 to 5 dealer/operators in a relatively close proximity to one another in order to ...
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Problems with Crawl Space Encapsulation and Sealed Crawl Space Systems in Charlotte, NC

What are the Common Problems, Complaints, and Disadvantages Associated with Crawl Space Encapsulation or Sealed Crawl Space Systems in Charlotte, NC?

A crawl space encapsulation in a nutshell is a protocol where the contractor will close off all of the crawlspace vents, solve drainage problems, clean biofilm contaminants from the floor system, and install expensive plastic liners over the crawlspace soils including wrapping crawl space piers and often sealing the liner ...

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Problems Using Dehumidifiers in Crawl Spaces

The Common Fallacies, Challenges, and Problems with Using Dehumidifiers in Crawl Spaces.

 

I did an inspection last week inside the crawlspace on the south side of Charlotte, NC where I discovered that the homeowner had sealed off all of his vents, and installed a commercial dehumidifier inside the space in an attempt to mitigate crawl space moisture. As it was a winter inspection, it was not surprising to find that the wood moisture content of the ...

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