Whether your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have large cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Grimstead area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area 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 then it never leaves 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 enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.