Whether your home floods when there are heavy rains or you have long cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Franklin area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements 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 if you find an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay 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 the crawl space is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as 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 windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will implement 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 of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.