Whether your crawl space has excess water during heavy rains or you have large cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. JB Design is here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Windsor that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space moisture mitigation system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found an issue with the crawl space or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic 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 control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Windsor, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1995 and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, if you need it we will install a series of floor jacks to lift sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will stick when you open or close them 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 it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement 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 will implement a series 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.