If your crawl space experiences flooding during extended rains or there are large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. JB Design is ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Grimstead that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from getting 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 you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.