SERVICE AREA: Western Pennsylvania: including McKeesport, Bethel Park, Cranberry Township, West Mifflin, and nearby. Eastern Ohio: including Belmont, Steubenville, Blaine, and nearby. Northern West Virginia: including Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, Moundsville, and nearby.
Since 1963, Alford Foundation and Crawl Space Repair and has been your trusted Basement Systems contractor in West Virginia. We offer basement waterproofing, basement crack repair, basement windows and more. We provide FREE estimates for our services.
A region that has a lot of rain and humidity, like West Virginia, is more likely to have an excessive moisture problem in crawl spaces. Damp or wet crawl spaces invite mold contamination, insect attack, and structural rot. They may also contribute to bacterial hazards in the whole house, because whatever is in your crawl space air is in your house and affecting you, whether you spend any time in the crawl space or not.
It was once thought that adding vents to a crawl space was the right solution - that vents would allow moisture to pass in and out and eventually dissipate. But the truth is that the vents actually promote moisture because of the stack effect - a house's natural tendency to draw air in from the crawl space and lower levels upward into living spaces, sucks moist air in rather than letting moist air out!
To eliminate the humid crawl space from having any negative effects on the rest of the house, Basement Systems, the world leader in dry basement and crawl space technology, developed the CleanSpace System, an ultimate solution to vented dirt crawl spaces. The CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier system completely isolates your home from the earth, dramatically reducing the humidity level in the air and in some cases, eliminating mold growth, rot, and critters from your crawl space to make the entire house healthier. And once you encapsulate your crawl space with our patented vapor barrier system, you will even gain valuable storage space in your home.
The Basement Systems International Network of Authorized CleanSpace dealers is a respected and highly professional network, and whether you live Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling or Morgantown, we've got you covered. Click here to contact us or call 800-638-7048 to schedule a free quote for your crawl space moisture problem.
Crawl spaces have a bad reputation —as cramped, damp, dirty spaces that harbor bad-smelling mold, insects and other pests. The CleanSpace system of crawl space repair is designed to turn this ugly area into an asset —a part of your house you can actually be proud of. Our trained technicians make this transformation possible by combining waterproofing techniques with high-performance insulation, durable moisture barriers and effective air-sealing strategies.
By Victoria A. Warrenton, VA
"Very professional and they knew what they were doing. Great personality."
Hi Chris! Everything went Fabulous and well beyond my expectations, which as you know from meeting me and my type "A" personality, are pretty impossible to exceed! You, the crew and Fortress proved me wrong, and I can't be happier with my choice to go with Fortress!
Chris, I Thank you for your patience with me during the estimate and contract process! And for allowing me time to look at other proposals and make a sound and thought-out decision that met all of my requirements and needs! It allowed me time to make the BEST choice by choosing Fortress! I hope you will be recognized for your sales abilities, professionalism and compassion for your customers! You handled ALL of my questions and concerns with ease and if you didn't have the answer, you found it!! You promised me your best Foreman and came through on that and so much more!
By Emily M. Greenwood, VA
"Cope, I Thank you for being an Amazing Foreman just as Chris promised,..."
Cope, I Thank you for being an Amazing Foreman just as Chris promised, Strong Leader for your team and Role Model to not only your team but other young men in the community because, whether you realize it or not, young men out there are watching men like yourself and may have no role model at home. So, in seeing you working so hard to make it I know they can find hope to make it also!! I challenge Fortress to allow you to train other crew members who would like to become Foreman and be the Lead in training, if this isn't already in place, and to provide you with all the growth your heart dreams of within the company! Thank you for touching base with me every morning, evening and in between, if you felt I was concerned or worried about something in particular, with a smile :) You are such a great Foreman and Leader because the team knows they can trust that not only will you Lead but you will work your ass off right there beside them! And that my friend is what encourages and motivates a great team!!
Jermaine (Amazing Co-Foreman), K'nell and Jalvis, I Thank you ALL for being the great men and team members that you are! You All, the entire crew, worked so well together and a Leader is nothing without his Crew! Cope knows and trusts in you all and your teamwork, work ethic and professionalism are flawless! You guys are such huge role models for so many young men out there that have none. So, please keep shining your lights to lead the way for them and encourage them that there is hope! Thank you for coming to the job each day with a smile and a hello and for working your asses off to get the job, not only done, but done WELL!! My hope is that you are provided with all of the encouragement and opportunity to grow and go as far up in the Fortress company as your heart's desire!
By Emily M. Greenwood, VA
"Jenna, Hannah and Sarah, I thank you ALL for being on the receiving end of..."
Jenna, Hannah and Sarah, I thank you ALL for being on the receiving end of the team. Sometimes the first or last person the customer speaks to and unfortunately sometimes, we as customers, can be a big pain in the butt! We don't mean to be, and most times are not, but it does happen! Always remember, if a customer is having a bad day and directs it at you, just let it roll off your back and bounce right out the door! It's never really meant for you! And keep in mind that we never really know what people are going through and they could be dealing with a lot outside of the job with Fortress. Just take a deep breath and give Grace to those folks :) You ALL do a Spectacular job, and it is so welcoming to hear your friendly voices when I call! Keep up the amazing work and AWESOME customer service!!
By William C. Waynesboro, VA
"They were professional and did an outstanding job."
Comment: Our crawl space is in need of cleaning, insulation, repairs, moisture control, and a new door. We NEED your help!
Project Location: Mathias, WV 26812
Comment: Wet under my house reroute water. Or seal off
Project Location: Forest Hill, WV 26260
Comment: Damp 3' high crawl space contributing to mildew in living area. Presently no insulation on sub floor. Walls do have rigid insulation. Dirt floor is covered with plastic. Looking for solution. Hoping for an estimate by Aug 12, as we will be leaving our vacation home and not return again until September/October.
Project Location: Hinton, WV 25951
Comment: I'm looking to get a price to vapor barrier my crawl space, and any other work that might be recommended.
Project Location: Beaver, WV 25813
Comment: Water getting in crawl space and appears to be mold beginning from the dampness.
Project Location: Man, WV 25635
Comment: Looking at a 1762' Crawlspace encapsulation.
* What is a Free Estimate and Inspection? An authorized Basement Systems or CleanSpace® Crawl Space contractor will schedule a meeting during which a design specialist will inspect and measure your basement or crawl space FREE of charge, provide a free in-depth book on basement or crawl space solutions (valued at $14.95) and present you with a free written estimate at no cost.
** Warranties vary by product and service. Check with your local authorized Basement Systems or CleanSpace® Crawl Space contractor for specific warranty information.