If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water when there are extended rains or you have large cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. JB Design is here to help when there is any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Fort Eustis that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal 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 equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.