It doesn't matter if your crawl space experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got large cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is here to help when you've got any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing 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 professionals in Hampton Roads that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you see a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, 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. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted 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. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we can implement 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 can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free 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.