It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. JB Design is here to help when your home has any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Gloucester Point area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up 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 helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily 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, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a series 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.