Crawl Space Moisture Mitigation in Jamestown

Expert Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Jamestown, VA

Crawl Space Moisture Problems in Jamestown

It doesn't matter if your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are here to help when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Jamestown area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that as soon as you find a problem with your crawl space or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Jamestown

In our area, there are many homes that 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 air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method 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 covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Jamestown

Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators 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, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.