If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are extended rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our team is here to help when you've got any kind of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Townsend area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Townsend, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow 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. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
JB Design has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, if you need it we can install a series of floor jacks to repair sinking 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 holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.