If your crawl space floods when there are extended rains or you have cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing 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 experts in the Hardyville area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.