If you've noticed your crawl space has excess water during heavy rains or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space humidity, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Willis Wharf that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and 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 if you see a problem with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of floor jacks to repair sinking floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across 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 problems seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation.