Whether your crawl space floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is ready to assist when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Hartfield area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area 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 harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, 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 close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from getting 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 you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement a series 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.