If you've noticed your home floods during heavy rains or you have cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. JB Design is here to assist when your home has any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Gloucester Point that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need 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
In Gloucester Point, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ 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 will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious 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 and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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.