Whether your crawl space floods during heavy rains or there are cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. JB Design is ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space moisture, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Ware Neck that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as 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 will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, if necessary we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to repair sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily 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. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues 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 specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping 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 of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.