It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or you have long cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. We are here to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Cheriton area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. 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 critical that as soon as you see an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and 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 prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly 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 have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.