When your crawl space has excess water during extended rains or you have long cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. JB Design is here to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Wachapreague area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find a problem with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually 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 will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from moving 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 can install a system of sagging floor jacks to level sloping floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.