If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real issue. We are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation 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 professionals in the Exmore area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. 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 crucial that if you see an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products 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 our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually 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 this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase 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. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, 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 close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional 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 noticing those problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.