If your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. We are here to help when there is any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Battery Park that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. 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 crucial that as soon as you see a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Battery Park, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow 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 foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
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. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can 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 of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.