If your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. We are here to help when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Craddockville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Craddockville, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents 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 protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, they are all 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 performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing those issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we can implement 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products 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.