Whether your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is ready to assist when your home has any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 Ivor area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you see an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built 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 facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.