If you've noticed your home floods during extended rains or you have long cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our team is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Carrsville area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control 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 the foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of 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 team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve 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 most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes 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. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.