When your home has excess water during heavy rains or you have cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our team is ready to help when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Accomac area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Accomac, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.