Whether your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or there are large cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to help when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation 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 professionals in the Dutton area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've seen a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space 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 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 enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve 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 most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as 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 vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.