Crawl Space Moisture Mitigation in Achilles

Local Foundation and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Achilles, VA

Stair Step Cracks in Achilles

If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. We are here to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Achilles that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that if you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Sagging Floors in Achilles

In Achilles, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Cracks in Achilles

The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can install a series 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.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.