Whether your home has excess water when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Eastville area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly 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 see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, 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 control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Eastville, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into 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. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which 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 totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests 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 your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.