Whether your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowing 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 experts in Bohannon that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.