If you've noticed your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our team is ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Irvington area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Irvington, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.