If you've noticed your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have long cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement 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 professionals in the Fort Monroe area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. 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 very important that once you see a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Fort Monroe, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting 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 protected, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to level sinking 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 building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.