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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. 

Waterproofing Your Basement: An Exercise In Flexibility

Waterproofing Your Basement: An Exercise In Flexibility

Homeowners in the Virginia area know how much of a hassle it can be to deal with a damp basement. What’s even worse is having to redo basement waterproofing that hasn’t stuck. Sometimes, even after you’ve put your best efforts into the waterproofing process, seepage...

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Warm Weather and its Effect on Soil

Warm Weather and its Effect on Soil

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Dry Soil and Your Foundation Finally, warmer weather is here! However, this warmer weather causes dry soil. If your home is already showing signs of...

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Wall Repair for Your Home

Wall Repair for Your Home

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Wall Repair for Your Home Your primary focus on your home are probably the parts that you can see, but what you didn’t know is that it is the part...

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Snow and Your Home’s Foundation

Snow and Your Home’s Foundation

Call 757-301-4820 today!Your information is private and secure. How Snow Can Be Dangerous for Your Home's Foundation The holidays are behind us, but the cold weather is not. As the winter months continue, you can...

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How Cold Weather Causes Foundation Problems

How Cold Weather Causes Foundation Problems

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Cold Weather Causes Foundation Problems for Your Home Keep Your Eyes Peeled for these Signs The holidays are amazing and full of love, happiness, and...

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How Cold Weather Effects Your Crawl Space

How Cold Weather Effects Your Crawl Space

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Cold and Your Crawl Space The holidays are approaching, which means it’s colder outside. Everyone loves the holidays, hot chocolate,...

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Pros of a Basement Dehumidifier

Pros of a Basement Dehumidifier

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure.  Pros of a Basement Dehumidifier If your home has a wet or damp basement, it can affect you and your family. A wet basement contaminates the air,...

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Perspective on Cat 5 Hurricanes

Perspective on Cat 5 Hurricanes

Perspective on Cat 5 Hurricanes I remember it pretty clearly because it wasn’t that long ago when Hurricane Matthew tore into the east coast causing one of the worst flooding events in the southeastern region, especially in northeastern North Carolina. Causing a...

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Basement Foundation Repair

Basement Foundation Repair

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Basement Foundation Repair Homes with settling soil around and under the basement, require a basement foundation repair solution to remedy the issue...

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Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Season 2018 Understanding What's on the Horizon... Hurricanes and tropical storms are notorious for causing heavy rainfall and flooding, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region during Hurricane Season 2018. Not only are hurricanes dangerous, but they also...

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6 Tips on Foundation Settlement

6 Tips on Foundation Settlement

Call 757-301-4820 today!Your information is private and secure. 6 Tips on Foundation Settlement Over time soil begins to shift, causing your home's foundation to settle. Foundation settlement happens when the soil...

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Spring Foundation Checklist

Spring Foundation Checklist

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Spring Foundation Checklist The first day of spring is here and the cold will begin to fade! However, before you dive into spring planting or other...

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IntelliJack Crawl Space Stabilizer: Addressing Floor Joist

IntelliJack Crawl Space Stabilizer: Addressing Floor Joist

IntelliJack Crawl Space Stabilizer: Addressing Floor Joist Failure Do decorations and glasses rattle as you walk by? Are your floors soft, bouncy, uneven or sagging? Do they squeak? If so, all these signs point to floor joist failure. Uneven, bouncy and sagging floors...

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Basement Dehumidifier

Basement Dehumidifier

Basement Dehumidifier: Remove Humidity and Conserve Energy A basement dehumidifier will help combat humidity issues in order to keep your basement dry. A vital step in the waterproofing process, the dehumidifier is one of the best solutions for your humid basement....

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Foundation Plants: Foundation Safe Spring Planting

Foundation Plants: Foundation Safe Spring Planting

Foundation Plants: Foundation Safe Spring Planting Can your garden or Spring landscaping harm your home's foundation? The answer is yes, but there are techniques and specific plants that will make life much easier for your foundation. Landscaping has become an art...

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Virginia Foundation Solutions

Virginia Foundation Solutions

Virginia Foundation Solutions Do you have concerns with your home’s crawl space or basement? Are you in need of Virginia foundation solutions? These are common questions for homeowners across the state, but most people don’t know where to begin the process. Your home...

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Closed Crawl Space: Separate Myths From Facts

Closed Crawl Space: Separate Myths From Facts

Everything You Need to Know About an Enclosed Crawl Space When you start talking about crawl space encapsulation, it can get very confusing for people who may not know a lot about home repair. What is crawl space encapsulation? Does it mean closing off the crawl...

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Crawl Space Vents: Open or Closed

Crawl Space Vents: Open or Closed

Call 757-301-4820 today! Your information is private and secure. Crawl Space Vents Open or Closed When it comes to crawl space vents open or closed, the big debate doesn't want to go away. However, the right answer...

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How To Fix Drainage Problems

How To Fix Drainage Problems

How To Fix Drainage Problems Your question may be, how to fix drainage problems, but the answer isn’t so simple. Without proper drainage, your home’s foundation is at serious risk. Furthermore, the consequences of poor drainage can be hazardous to your family. First...

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Basement Wall Systems: Stability With Wall Anchors

Basement Wall Systems: Stability With Wall Anchors

Basement Wall Systems: Stability With Wall Anchors Are you having foundation problems due to cracks in your basement walls? Possibly bowing or tilting? If so, basement wall systems will  provide the stability your home needs. JES Wall Anchors, for instance, are a...

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Bowing Basement Walls In The Mountains

Bowing Basement Walls In The Mountains

Bowing Basement Walls In The Mountains Living in the mountains has its up’s and down’s, literally. From stunning views to sloping landscapes, lifestyles in the mountains can be unpredictable to say the least. When it comes to concerns with your home, bowing basement...

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5 Crawl Space Tips For James River Homeowners

5 Crawl Space Tips For James River Homeowners

5 Crawl Space Tips For James River Homeowners The James River is the largest river in all of Virginia. In fact, it flows across the entire state from the Chesapeake Bay to Botetourt County. Living near or on the watershed can be very appealing for homeowners, but it...

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Waterproofing Testimonial – Hurricane Matthew

Waterproofing Testimonial – Hurricane Matthew

Waterproofing Testimonial: Hurricane Matthew   Hurricane Matthew was a Category 5 hurricane that swept through the Western Atlantic, including parts of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and the southeastern United States. According to reports, in total, the storm...

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Signs of Foundation Problems: How To Spot Them

Signs of Foundation Problems: How To Spot Them

Signs of Foundation Problems - How To Easily Spot Them   Understanding the science behind how your foundation provides the structural integrity your home depends on can be tricky. However, spotting signs of foundation problems is much easier. Spotting foundation...

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Basement Wall Repair – 5 Reasons Foundation Walls Crack

Basement Wall Repair – 5 Reasons Foundation Walls Crack

Basement Wall Repair - 5 Reasons Foundation Walls Crack Let’s face it, concrete cracks. That means your block basement walls are susceptible to cracking as well. These cracks can mean a variety of things, however, the most alarming aspect of having cracks in your...

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Crawl Space Humidity Level

Crawl Space Humidity Level

Maintaining Your Crawl Space Humidity Level A crawl space requires a specific amount of humidity to function properly. If your crawl space is outside that level of humidity, you may end up with a variety of issues pertaining to your crawl space and the rest of the...

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