Whether your crawl space floods during heavy rains or you have large cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. JB Design is ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Foster area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've found a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Foster, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we can 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 types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.