If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our experts are ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Achilles area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors 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 series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and 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. This will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair solution that is 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 stabilize the foundation. 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.