If you've noticed your home has excess water during heavy rains or there are large cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Tasley area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've found an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Tasley, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will implement a system 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 can stabilize your foundation.