It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding during heavy rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is here to assist when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation 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 Chesapeake that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 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 thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to repair 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 supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative 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 many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.