Whether your crawl space floods during heavy rains or you've got large cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. JB Design is ready to assist when you have any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 Severn that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Severn, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to level sinking floors above the crawl space.
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 building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.