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Framing Repair

Who knew that water in your basement or crawl space could cause damage to the framing and structural integrity of your entire house? If you’ve found yourself in that position, you know how frustrating and even devastating it can be.

That’s why Crawlspace Medic is here to help you restore your home to strength and safety. With your home in sound condition, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to enjoy it for years to come.

How do I know my house needs framing repair?

Because your house’s frame, its skeleton, is covered by walls and floors, how can you tell if your home has structural damage? Thankfully there are a number of tell-tale signs. They may seem like cosmetic issues on the surface, but they’re valuable clues to the health of your home.

Framing Repair FAQs:

How do you look for framing damage under your home?

Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Insects, rodents, and other pests in your basement or crawl space
  • Sagging and/or leaking roof
  • Cracks in your walls or ceilings
  • Uneven or warped floors
  • Damp subflooring
  • Dry rot
  • Mold or mildew both upstairs and in your basement or crawl space
  • Gaps between window and door framing
What causes structural damage?

Whether it’s termite damage, dry rot, warped boards, uneven floors, or more structural damage to your home’s framing is both dangerous and expensive. But how did it get that way in the first place? Was there anything you could have done to prevent it?

Damage to your home’s framing can be the result of a number of issues, including…

  • High humidity in your basement or crawl space
  • Improper drainage both inside and outside your home
  • Water seeping through small cracks or gaps
  • Termite or carpenter ant damage
  • Dry rot
How does framing repair work?

Once you’ve identified damage to your carpentry framing, it’s vitally important to get your framing repaired as quickly as possible. But what can you expect from the process?

The first course of action is to identify the root cause of the problem: how and where did the damage originate? Most of the time, water damage and high humidity in your basement or crawl space is to blame. Once your foundation is repaired and waterproofed, we can get to work repairing the framing of your home.

Next, any rotted framing or subfloor will need to be replaced and/or reinforced. Because of the serious nature of this work and its safety implications, this is a project you definitely want to leave to the experts.

How do I prevent framing damage?

Stop framing damage before it even begins--your house and your wallet will thank you. One of the best ways to prevent framing damage? Control water and moisture under your home.

One of the top causes for framing damage is water. Whether your basement or crawl space is prone to water damage, flooding, or it’s always humid underneath your house, excess moisture under your home can lead to structural damage to your whole house.

Whether you need to prevent or repair framing damage to your home, Crawlspace Medic is here to help you stay safe and save money.

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