Foundation Repair Services in Yorktown

Professional Foundation and Crawl Space Services in Yorktown, VA

Stair Step Cracks in Yorktown

Whether your crawl space has excess water during heavy rains or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. JB Design is here to assist when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use 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 Yorktown area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space moisture control system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've seen an issue with your crawl space or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Jacks in Yorktown

In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow 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 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

JB Design has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, if necessary we will install a system of floor jacks to stabilize sloping floors above the crawl space.

Structural Foundation Repair

Stair Step Crack Repair in Yorktown

The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, 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 installed.

Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will install 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 of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page or give us a call at 757-367-5924 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.