If your home has excess water when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation 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 enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and are able to 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 call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.