When your crawl space floods during heavy rains or there are cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to help when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hacksneck area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Hacksneck, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open 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. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not 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 specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating those problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.