If you've noticed your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or you've got cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is ready to help when your home has any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Dutton that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control 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 found a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Dutton, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues 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 problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we can 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.