If your home has excess water during extended rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Hudgins that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair services 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 our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors 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 indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we will implement 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 stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.