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JES Blog provides tips on home foundations, crawl spaces, basements and waterproofing for homeowners and businesses. JES Foundation Repair serves Virginia, including Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia and Richmond throughout Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland homeowners and businesses.  Let JES help solve your foundation, crawl space, or basement waterproofing problem today! Since 1993, JES has provided over 50,000 solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. 

Crawl Space Sump Pump – Removing Water

Crawl Space Sump Pump - Removing Water Addressing any standing water or flooding problems is the first step in the crawl space encapsulation process. Before any vapor barrier liners can be laid, vents sealed or dehumidifying units added, your crawl space has to be...

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Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Crawl Space Dehumidifier Dubbed the “the cherry on top” by industry professionals, a crawl space dehumidifier completes your crawl space encapsulation needs. With all things considered, dehumidifying your crawl space is the fourth and final step to crawl space...

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10 Mil Vapor Barrier

10 Mil Vapor Barrier - DIY FailsDIY projects are a great way to cut costs and most of them give you an excuse to break out those power tools you received last Christmas, but never used. However, crawl space encapsulation is NOT one of them.Many “weekend warriors” have...

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20 Mil Vapor Barrier- 6 Reasons Why Thicker is BEST

20 Mil Vapor Barrier - 6 Reasons Why Thicker is BEST Many individuals make the painstaking mistake of believing they can address their crawl space problems by selecting the most inexpensive solution and completing it as a DIY project. However, as we have shown, crawl...

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12 Mil Vapor Barrier

12 Mil Vapor Barrier - Cutting Corners is Costly Your home is a big investment and large investment repairs can be costly. So, when your home is experiencing problems due to a dirt crawl space, you may be tempted to remedy the issue with a quick inexpensive fix like a...

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Flooded Basement

Flooded Basement or Crawl Space after Heavy Rain or Snow Melt A flooded basement or crawl space caused by heavy rain or snow melt is a problem no homeowner wants to encounter. Flooding, the number one natural disaster in the U.S., also occurs as the result of a storm...

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Thickness

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Thickness - What's the Difference? Crawl space vapor barrier thickness should be considered if you want a comprehensive solution that will protect your home and your health. Crawl space vapor barrier thickness ranges from 6 mil to 20 mil,...

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15 Mil Vapor Barrier

15 Mil Vapor Barrier - Close is Not Good Enough With your home being your biggest investment and your health and the health of your loved ones being a top priority, why would you settle for anything but the very best? When it comes to your crawl space you should want...

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Hurricane Season 2015

Hurricane Season 2015 Heavy rainfall and flooding caused by hurricane season can have a devastating impact on your home. The mid-Atlantic region has an impressive hurricane history. For instance, in 2003, Hurricane Isabel caused over $625 million in damages across the...

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6 Mil Vapor Barrier

6 Mil Vapor Barrier Incapable of Handling Tough Messes You are having a massive cookout and your favorite NFL team are your guests. The summer sun is beaming bright as you are standing over the hot grill trying to fulfil the demands of your extremely hungry guests. As...

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Sump Pump Alarm

My Sump Pump Alarm is Going Off! Sump pump alarms - we've had a lot of rain the past couple of days and that means some folks are experiencing flooding and sump pump issues. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers from the past couple of days....

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Crawl Space Vent Fan

Considering A Crawl Space Vent Fan - Read More The Truth Behind Why They Don't Work There's a rumor going around about the benefits of crawl space vent fans. Don't be fooled into thinking that by installing a vent fan, your moisture issues will be resolved. Crawl...

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Flooded Crawl Space Cleanup

How To Clean-Up Your Flooded Crawl Space or Basement Flooded Crawl Space Cleanup Did a storm leave you with a wet crawl space or flooded basement? You can clean-up the mess on your own, however it's best to consult with an expert to prevent it from happening again....

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Crawl Space Humidity

Crawl Space Humidity Crawl space humidity can spell trouble for your home. The ideal humidity - for any part of your home - is below 55%. This prevents mold and mildew from growing, and also minimizes the risk of pest invasion, structural damage from wood rot and a...

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Structural Damage to House

Structural Damage To House - Learn The Signs! You've probably heard about foundation problem signs and understand that they could be a sign that you have a structural problem. But what is structural damage to a house? When your home has structural damage then the...

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