It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or you've got large cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. JB Design is here to help when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Cheriton area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've found a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from moving 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 protected, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them 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 and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a uneven foundation, we can implement 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 types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.