It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you've got cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. JB Design is ready to help when your home has any type of crawl space water, 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 the Christchurch area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free 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.