Whether your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowed 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 Christchurch that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't 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 damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating 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. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and 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, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement 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 help stabilize your foundation.