If your crawl space floods during heavy rains or you have long cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. JB Design is here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Dutton area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Dutton, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a system 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.