With the spring rains approaching, homeowners with crawlspaces will start to notice that seasonal shift from low humidity to high humidity. Dew point levels will rise, air-conditioning units are turned on, and the entire dynamic inside crawlspaces changes.
Higher dew point levels translates into condensation buildup, elevated wood moisture levels, tagging insulation, and/or condensation drip. Within 4-6 weeks the right conditions ...Continue Reading →
Chimney problems continue to be a common occurrence in the foundation repair industry in the Charlotte market. Chimneys have the vulnerability of having an excessive amount of weight constructed on a fixed point. Often, chimney foundations are poured much too thin or too small as well as being honeycombed up under the chimney itself. Improperly compacted soil at the time of construction can also be an important factor in the development of chimney ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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.
It takes at least 10 years to be ...Continue Reading →
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.
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →