If your home floods during heavy rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. JB Design is ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Hallieford that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Hallieford, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess 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 thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.