When your home floods when there are extended rains or there are cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space humidity, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the White Marsh area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with your foundation or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, 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 professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to level sagging floors above the crawl space.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 call us directly at 757-367-5924 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.