Foundation Repair Services in Gloucester

Local Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Gloucester, VA

Drywall Cracks in Gloucester

Whether your crawl space has excess water when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. JB Design is ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Gloucester that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home 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 critical that if you've seen a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are in need of our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Sagging Floors in Gloucester

In Gloucester, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase 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 the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

We have been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundation Settlement Repair Gloucester

The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.