Frequently Asked Questions in Anchorage, Wasilla & Nearby

What sets Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska apart from other companies?

Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska has served the Greater Anchorage area since 1991. With over 30 years of experience, we have earned a reputation as a leading expert in foundation repair, crawl space repair, and basement waterproofing. As a member of the renowned Basement Systems, CleanSpace, and Supportworks networks, we have access to state-of-the-art products, innovative repair techniques, and ongoing professional training from industry experts.

What part of Alaska do you service?

Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska is headquartered in Wasilla, Alaska and is proud to serve residential and commercial property owners throughout the Greater Anchorage area, including Juneau, Wasilla, Anchorage, and nearby.

Where are you located?

Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska is located at 4416 S Burma Road, Wasilla, AK 99654.

Can a sump pump help prevent basement moisture and mold problems?

Yes! A properly functioning sump pump system can help reduce excess moisture in basements and crawl spaces, protecting your home from water damage, mold growth, and poor indoor air quality.

Can basement waterproofing increase the value of my home?

Yes, basement waterproofing can improve the structural integrity and livability of your home, potentially increasing its value and appeal to potential buyers.

Do I need a sump pump in my Anchorage home?

Sump pumps are vital in areas prone to heavy rainfall, melting snow, and high groundwater levels, such as Anchorage and the surrounding area. Installing a reliable sump pump system protects your basement or crawl space from flooding and water-related damage.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, we offer a variety of financing options for qualified customers. Visit our financing page to learn more about our financing options for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair in Wasilla, Anchorage, Juneau, and nearby.

Do you offer foundation repair estimates?

Yes, we offer free estimates on all of our services, including foundation repair. Our team will complete an on-site inspection of your property and provide a free written estimate outlining our repair recommendations.

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes, we offer free estimates for our foundation repair, crawl space repair, basement waterproofing, and air purification services. To request a free estimate, call 1-907-312-0655 or contact us online.

Do you provide commercial foundation repair?

Yes, we provide commercial foundation repair in the Greater Anchorage area, including Wasilla, Anchorage, Juneau, Eagle River, Palmer, and nearby. Our commercial foundation repair services include foundation pier systems, cellular concrete, crawl space support jacks, and more. Contact us at 1-907-312-0655 or online to schedule a free estimate.

Does the Aspen Air Purifier help with odors?

Yes, with our high-performance air purification system, you’ll enjoy a cleaner, healthier, and better-smelling home. These benefits are all thanks to Aspen’s unique three-stage filtration process. The system uses an activated carbon filter to target and eliminate odors caused by smoke, moisture, mold, tobacco, VOCs, chemicals, and more.

Does the Aspen Air Purifier use safe purification methods?

The Aspen uses 100% safe air purification practices, unlike other purification systems that rely on UV lights, ionizers, and ozone generators — all of which are hazardous to your health.

How can I tell if my basement is wet from an interior or exterior issue?

Most wet basements are the result of an exterior issue, however, it’s best to have your basement inspected by a professional to determine where the water is coming from and identify the best repair solution.

How do I know if foundation cracks are serious?

It's not uncommon for a foundation to have minor cracks. However, the size and number of cracks should be considered. Cracks larger than 1/8th of an inch or that span a large surface should be inspected by a foundation repair expert. In addition, foundation cracks that grow as time goes on indicate the foundation may be giving way under pressure, which could become a serious foundation problem.

How do you determine the best waterproofing solution for my basement?

Our experts will conduct a thorough assessment of your basement, looking at factors like moisture levels, foundation type, and existing water damage. With a clearer picture of your home and basement’s unique needs, we can recommend the most effective basement waterproofing strategy.

How do you stop water intrusion in a crawl space?

Eliminating water intrusion in a crawl space uses a similar process to basement waterproofing. Installing a crawl space encapsulation system, interior drainage system, and crawl space sump pump is the best way to stop water seepage in the crawl space.

How long does a typical foundation repair take?

How long a foundation repair takes will depend on the type of repair. Many foundation projects can be completed within a day. However, larger projects can take longer, especially when the area around the foundation needs to be excavated. Our foundation experts will communicate the estimated time of completion before the project begins. If any issues that impact the timeline arise while the project is underway, our team will keep you updated.

How much space does the Aspen Air Purifier cover?

Aspen has a radius of 1,500 square feet.

Is a vapor barrier necessary in a crawl space?

A vapor barrier helps protect your crawl space — and your entire home — from costly water damage. When left untreated, crawl space moisture can cause structural damage, mildew and mold growth, musty odors, pest infestations, and more.

Should I seal my crawl space?

Yes. Crawl spaces should be completely sealed off from outside moisture in the air and ground.

Should vents in a crawl space be open?

Although there is a debate on whether crawl space vents should be opened in the summer and closed in the winter, we recommend keeping them closed year-round. Closed crawl space vents protect your home from outside moisture and pests, which benefits your entire home. Crawl space encapsulation can further protect the condition of your crawl space and home.

What are signs that I need crawl space repair?

If your crawl space needs repair, you’ll likely notice some or multiple of these signs:

  • Moisture or standing water
  • High humidity
  • Worsened allergy or asthma symptoms
  • Musty odors
  • Mold growth
  • Structural damage
  • Wood rot
  • Pest infestation
  • Sagging floors
  • Increased utility bills

If you think there is a problem with your crawl space, contact our team. We will perform an inspection and provide a free, no-obligation estimate.

What are the signs I need foundation repair?

Common signs that your foundation needs repair include:

  • Bowing walls
  • Floor & wall cracks
  • Uneven floors
  • Walls that tilt inward
  • Doors & windows that stick
  • Gaps between walls & ceilings
  • Tilting chimney
  • Sagging crawl space

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your foundation inspected by a professional to determine the underlying cause and the best repair solution.

What causes crawl space problems in the Greater Anchorage area?

Factors such as high humidity, poor ventilation, water intrusion, and soil settlement can contribute to crawl space issues in Anchorage, Wasilla, Juneau, and nearby.

What causes foundation problems in Anchorage and nearby?

Foundation problems occur due to a variety of factors. In Anchorage and the surrounding area in Alaska, common causes include freeze-thaw cycles, soil movement, seismic activity, and poor drainage. During your on-site inspection, our structural experts will complete a thorough assessment of your property to identify the root cause of your foundation problem. From there, we can make tailored recommendations for foundation repair.

What kind of sump pumps do you install?

Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska installs several different sump pump systems, including:

  • TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System, which provides three levels of protection for your basement.
  • SuperPump® Premier Sump Pump System, which offers a more economical, yet highly effective system designed to keep your basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time.
  • SmartSump™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System, which is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of your crawl space.

Our experts will assess your property and needs to determine the right sump pump system for your home. Schedule a free estimate today to get started.

What makes the Aspen Air purifier more effective than other air purification systems?

The Aspen Air Purifier is a high-performance air purification system that uses a unique three-stage air filtration process. Each filter targets and eliminates different pollutants from the air:

  1. Allergy Filter: Removes mold spores, pet dander, dust mite droppings, asbestos, and other allergens.
  2. Activated Carbon Filter: Eliminates odors and contaminants such as tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and chemicals.
  3. Microparticle HEPA Filter: Removes 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns, including viruses, bacteria, smoke, and more.

Learn more about the Aspen Air Purifier here.

Where should the sump pump be installed in my home?

Sump pumps are typically installed in the lowest part of the basement or crawl space, preferably in a sump pit or basin to collect water efficiently.

Why do I need an air purifier in my Anchorage home?

An air purifier can help improve indoor air quality by reducing allergens, pollutants, and odors. This can be especially beneficial in areas with high pollen counts, wildfire smoke, and other environmental factors, like those in Anchorage and the surrounding area.

Why is basement waterproofing in Anchorage, Alaska important?

Basement waterproofing is essential to Alaska homes because it protects against water intrusion, flooding, and moisture-related issues caused by heavy rainfall, melting snow, and high groundwater levels.

Will repairing cracks in my foundation also waterproof it?

No. Foundation cracks and basement waterproofing are two separate issues that need to be addressed with different solutions. Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska offers both foundation repair and basement waterproofing and can help determine the best strategy for your home. Schedule a free estimate today to learn more.

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Foundation and Crawl Space Repair of Alaska
4416 S Burma Road
Wasilla, AK 99654
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