If your home floods during extended rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our team is ready to help when there is any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Birdsnest that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. 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 crucial that if you've found an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to lift sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.