Whether your crawl space floods when there are extended rains or you have cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to assist when there is any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Cobbs Creek area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you see an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting 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. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.