When your crawl space floods during heavy rains or you have cracks along your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. We are ready to help when you have any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Harborton that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will 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 close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to repair sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical 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 particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will 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 types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.