Whether your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. JB Design is ready to help when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Courtland area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you see an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not 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 problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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.
If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.