It doesn't matter if your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or there are long cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. JB Design is ready to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hallieford area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, 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 professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal 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 sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down those problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can 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 call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.