If you've noticed your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Achilles area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution to that 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 strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Achilles, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been helping customers with their 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 process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at tracking down those issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your specific problem 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. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.