If your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. We are here to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling 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 professionals in the Birdsnest area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found 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 issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes 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.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative 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.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you are interested in any of the solutions 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.