It doesn't matter if your crawl space floods when there are heavy rains or there are large cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. JB Design is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Wicomico area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Wicomico, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has 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 working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the 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, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely 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 your crawl space is encapsulated, if necessary we can install a series of sagging floor jacks to level sagging floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 stabilize your foundation.
If you would like more information about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.