If your home floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when you've got any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Davis Wharf area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you see a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Davis Wharf, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were built with vents which was intended to increase 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your 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 will install a system of floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we will install a system 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 stabilize your foundation.