Foundation Crack Repair in Gloucester

Trusted Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Gloucester, VA

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Gloucester

When your home has excess water when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Gloucester area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a unique 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 strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you see a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Gloucester

In Gloucester, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper 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, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a system of floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Gloucester

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical 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 installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing those problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to someone about the products 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.