It doesn't matter if your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. We are here to help when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Accomac that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing 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 our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were created with open 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 harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.