Whether your home has excess water when there are extended rains or you have cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. We are ready to assist when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Birdsnest area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've found a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Birdsnest, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will increase 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 most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors 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 indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can 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 one of our experts.