Whether your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. JB Design is here to help when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Belle Haven that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you see an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional issues that will accompany these issues including 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 professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop 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 closed off, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement 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 of piers are very strong and are able to 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 a member of our team.