If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you have cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Franklin that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your 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 experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you find a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Franklin, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation 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 professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.