Whether your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you have cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation 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 professionals in Belle Haven that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've seen an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative 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 performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.