Whether your home has excess water during extended rains or you have cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, 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 Carrsville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specialized 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 backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the 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, many of the homes are 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 air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment 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 lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating those problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.