When your crawl space experiences flooding when there are extended rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. JB Design is ready to help when you have any type of crawl space moisture, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the White Stone area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen an issue with the foundation or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In White Stone, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty 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 pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a system of floor jacks to lift sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.