It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during extended rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Craddockville that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, 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 control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Craddockville, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.