Whether your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you have large cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when your home has any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Hayes that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is 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. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation 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 comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we can install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicative 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.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a system 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.
If you are interested in any of 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 schedule a consultation with a member of our team.