If you've noticed your home floods when there are heavy rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Hartfield area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that 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 see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that 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 will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control the 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, which are strong 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 prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests 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 closed off, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install 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 types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.