It doesn't matter if your crawl space has excess water during heavy rains or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are ready to help when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Ivor area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find 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 additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Ivor, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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 will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from moving 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 sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we can install a series 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 types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.