If your home has excess water during extended rains or you've got cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Cobbs Creek that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area 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 foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing 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. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical 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 problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can 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 are very strong and can 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 give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.