When your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. JB Design is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Isle Of Wight area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Isle Of Wight, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase 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 best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting in the 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 can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating those problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sinking foundation, we can install 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.