If you've noticed your home has excess water during extended rains or there are large cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is ready to assist when you have any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Grimstead area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows and doors will stick when you open or close them 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 specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.