It doesn't matter if your home floods during extended rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Bena area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing those issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information 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 schedule a meeting with a member of our team.