When your home floods when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Capeville that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space 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 can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area 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 best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.