If your home floods during heavy rains or you've got cracks along the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hardyville area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Hardyville, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process 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 sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After 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 homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 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 set up a meeting with a member of our team.