Crawl Space Services in Foster

Local Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in Foster, VA

Crawl Space Moisture Problems in Foster

If you've noticed your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to help when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement 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 Foster that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that as soon as you find an issue 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 will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Foster

In Foster, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Foster

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.

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If you would like more information about the products above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.