Whether your crawl space experiences flooding during heavy rains or there are large cracks in your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Our team is ready to help when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Gwynn that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows 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 enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can install a system 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you are interested in any of the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.