Whether your home floods when there are heavy rains or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our team is ready to provide assistance when there is any kind 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 Jamestown that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a series of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.