Crawl Space Services in Irvington

Expert Foundation and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Irvington, VA

Drywall Cracks in Irvington

Whether your home has excess water when there are extended rains or you've got cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when you've got any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation 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 professionals in Irvington that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Sagging Floors in Irvington

In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal 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, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents 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 bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sloping floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Irvington

The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.