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Crawl Space and Foundation Repair in Hickory, NC

Hickory receives 45 inches of rain every year. Combined with muggy summers and cold, wet winters, your foundation is at high risk for damage. Dry Pro has the tools and years of experience to keep your home permanently protected.

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Charlotte Local Office

Dry Pro

130 Performance Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 440-5652



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

AWARD-WINNING SOLUTIONS IN HICKORY

Dry Pro Foundation and Crawl Space Specialists, a Groundworks Company, help homeowners with their foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service in the greater Charlotte area. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Dry Pro is here to restore your foundation or crawl space.

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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

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Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of customized solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Why Homeowners Choose Dry Pro Foundation and Crawl Space Specialists

Since 1999, Dry Pro has been providing full-service residential waterproofing, commercial waterproofing, and foundation repair in Hickory. With over 20 years of success, accolades from Angi and Home Advisor, and accreditations from the Better Business Bureau, our team is committed to helping area homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset – their homes. With industry leading solutions and a world-class team, Dry Pro is ready to take on any challenge you might be facing. 

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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Hickory

In North Carolina, crawl spaces are a common foundation type because they provide many homes with some protection against rain and snow buildup. However, Hickory’s yellow clay soil doesn’t help the situation. When water is absorbed by yellow clay, the soil expands in size and retains the water. During particularly heavy rain, this leads to flooding in your crawl space. Even worse, humid air in the summer easily seeps through open crawl space vents and leads to mold, musty odors, and high energy bills. Dry Pro keeps water and excessive humidity out of your crawl space with vapor barriers, vent covers, and dehumidifiers – all of which create a controlled environment below your home. 

Basement Waterproofing in Hickory

Basements are incredibly useful for homeowners, often being used as an extra storage space, laundry room, or entertainment room. Keep in mind, your basement can become damaged due to Hickory’s 45 inches of annual rain. When the rain drains below the soil, it builds up and puts increasing pressure on your walls. Additionally, Hickory’s yellow clay soil expands in size as it absorbs water, putting even more pressure on your basement. Eventually, this leads to basement flooding, floor cracks, or leaking basement windows. Dry Pro has solutions designed to permanently stop basement water damage in its tracks including sump pumps with backup power, vapor barriers, and basement drain systems

Foundation Repair in Hickory

Your home is only as good as its foundation, and Hickory’s clay soil can quickly damage your foundation. Expansive clay soils are a threat to your home’s structural integrity. As the soil pushes on your foundation, it causes settlement and sinking which eventually leads to wall cracks, uneven floors, a tilting chimney, and more damage throughout your home. Dry Pro repairs your foundation, bolsters it with new stability, and stops damage from occurring in the future with pier systems, wall anchors, crawl space supports, and a plethora of long-lasting foundation solutions. 

Concrete Lifting & Leveling in Hickory

Concrete is susceptible to rain, snow, and expansive soils – all of which are part of Hickory’s natural climate. When these conditions damage your concrete, you are left with an uneven driveway or sidewalk, cracked concrete, unlevel steps, or an uneven pool deck. All these issues reduce the value of your home, become potential tripping hazards, and may damage vehicles. Dry Pro lifts concrete back into place with PolyRenewal™, a polyurethane injection system. This material is completely waterproof and designed to stop problematic soil from damaging concrete. It cures in just 15 minutes, so you can get back to your regular routine the same day as installation. 

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Any form of structural damage in your home can become worse, especially if left alone for a long time. Although concrete is strong, it is not the perfect material. It still requires some annual maintenance from a local expert. This allows it to be inspected every once and a while, as well as repaired when it needs to be. 

Structural Damages 

Once a crack has formed on your foundation wall, it always has the potential to grow larger and wider, especially if left alone. Cracks in foundation walls can extend to foundation floors, and, after years and years of neglect, they can even reach other areas of your home. You do not want this to happen to you, as structural damage in more than one area can be dangerous. 

Structural damage also can cause your home to become uneven as well. This can happen via sinking, heaving, or tilting, depending on where the damage is found and how bad it is. Not only is this incredibly unsightly, but also this can make your home unsafe to inhabit. 

Water Damages 

Any opening in your foundation wall is an invitation for water to enter through. Water damage is quite common and can be one of the most expensive damages to repair. Some of these include:  

  • Mold and mildew 
  • Wood rot 
  • Musty odors 
  • Water stains  

Leaks and floods also can introduce pests, both big and small. Many common insect pests are attracted to wet, humid environments, and cracks in foundation walls are the perfect way for them to enter your home. Larger pests, such as rodents, also can be tempted to enter your home through any available openings. 

Maybe you or someone you know has a basement rather than a crawl space. Basements can also be affected by moisture and humidity. If moisture enters your basement through leaking pipes or a crack in the basement walls, this can certainly cause humidity to rise in your home. Just like with a crawl space, the warm air will rise into the other areas of your house. Your HVAC will do its best to maintain temperature and will have to work harder as the warm air travels.  

You may think that a vapor barrier and encapsulation are the same thing. While they often go together, the truth is that they are two distinct things. 

Vapor Barrier 

A vapor barrier is just one piece of equipment used when you’re encapsulating your crawl space. It’s a particularly crucial factor, to be sure, but it’s not the only step an expert will implement when they waterproof your home. 

The possibility of groundwater evaporating in the crawl space is reduced by a vapor barrier. A layer of plastic is placed across the crawl space surface and overlapped at the joints. Moisture can penetrate the vapor barrier and enter the crawl space if vapor barriers are not sealed. That’s why it’s a smart idea to have a professional install them, so there are no accidental gaps. 

Encapsulation 

Encapsulation is the umbrella term used for when waterproofing measures are used to seal your crawl space away from moisture, pests, and other factors. This process involves, as the name suggests, fully encapsulating your crawl space. It reduces the amount of dampness in the area, lowering your risk of mold. Moreover, the expense of heating and cooling a home with a dirt crawl space is higher. This is because wet air requires more energy to cool or heat, and more energy implies higher energy costs. 

Encapsulation helps clean the air in your crawl space while improving the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems, lowering energy bills, and providing other advantages. Since it offers a barrier that prevents gas from gathering in the crawl space, an encapsulated crawl space protects against hazardous radon gas. Encapsulation itself often includes a vapor barrier, sump pump, dehumidifier, and other gear to cap it off.

At Dry Pro, we don’t recommend attempting to do any concrete repairs on your own. You may be able to perform certain activities around the house on your own, but lifting concrete is not one of them. You must ensure that the luster of your concrete surfaces is returned promptly and effectively. If you have concrete settling concerns, you should contact a professional concrete lifting and repair business, especially for an area as prominent as your home’s driveway. Don’t put your driveway in the wrong hands, hire a reputable company. 

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