It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding during extended rains or there are long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is here to provide assistance when your home has any type 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 experts in the Foster area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Foster, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, 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 completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
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 building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.