It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Cardinal that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you see a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they 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 enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are 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 windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious 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 and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.