Whether your home has excess water during heavy rains or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know there could be a real problem. JB Design is ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Ark area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as 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 prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed 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 during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.