Whether your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you have long cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Onemo that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Onemo, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves 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 comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can implement a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will implement 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 types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you are interested in any of the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.