Crawl Space Moisture Mitigation in Jamestown

Expert Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Jamestown, VA

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Jamestown

If your crawl space floods when there are extended rains or there are cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. JB Design is ready to help when your home has any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Jamestown that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. 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 if you find an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair products 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 Jacks in Jamestown

In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors in your home.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Jamestown

Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.

Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.