If your home floods when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Irvington that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, 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 instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ 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 improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop 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. After the crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not 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 specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.