If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Hayes that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Hayes, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow 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 foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common 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 or walls. If there is a sloping foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.