If your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you have cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Deltaville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you find a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up 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.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will 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.