Foundation Repair Services in Franktown

Expert Foundation and Crawl Space Repair Services in Franktown, VA

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Franktown

It doesn't matter if your home has excess water when there are extended rains or you have large cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to help when you've got any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Franktown that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that if you find a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Sagging Floors in Franktown

In Franktown, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, 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 when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving 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 protected, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Cracks in Franktown

Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we will implement a series 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you would like more information 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 organize a consultation with one of our experts.