Whether your home has excess water during heavy rains or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Fort Monroe area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've found an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Fort Monroe, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too 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 having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sloping foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.