Whether your crawl space experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or there are long cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to assist when your home has any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Moon that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly 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've seen an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Moon, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating 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 called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to repair sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are 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 performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we can install a system 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 are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.