When your crawl space floods during extended rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Accomac area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 help stabilize your foundation.