If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are ready to assist when your home has any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Gloucester Point area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution for your 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 experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the 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, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we can 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 can help stabilize your foundation.