Whether your crawl space has excess water when there are heavy rains or you have long cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to help when you've got any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Bohannon that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your 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 experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can 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 ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop 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. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can implement a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can implement 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 types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.