When your crawl space floods during extended rains or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are here to assist when there is any type of crawl space moisture, 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 Isle Of Wight area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, 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 and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sloping 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 creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at evaluating these issues. We can implement a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.