If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Carrsville area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you find an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Carrsville, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, 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 to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.