It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Cape Charles that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Cape Charles, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing 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 called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to lift sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors will not open or close easily 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 which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will implement 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 help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.