It doesn't matter if your home has excess water when there are extended rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. JB Design is here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed 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 to create a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Gloucester, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation 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 has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems 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 particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install 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 can stabilize your foundation.