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Over 70,000+ Homes Repaired
Having repaired over 70,000+ homes throughout Virginia, as well as DC, Maryland, and northeastern NC since 1993, we know what types of crawl space problems exist in your area. And since JES is locally owned and operated by Professional Engineers, you can feel confident knowing that the crawl space repair solutions we recommend take into account local considerations like your weather, soil, and geography.
A wet crawl space creates an environment that is unhealthy, smelly, and structurally unsound. Wet crawl spaces allow mold and dust mites to thrive, producing millions of toxic airborne mold spores .
Contaminated air from your damp crawl space is drawn up into the living areas of your home, which worsens allergy symptoms and indoor air quality . An unhealthy crawl space also increases your electric bills , is the cause of your cold floors , and also allows pest and rodent infestations .
Insects and pests love damp crawl spaces ! These pests feast on the wood rot and decay caused by a damp unsealed crawl space . Plus all of that moisture can create structural damage, like sagging floors .
Problem signs like these are most often symptoms of serious water intrusion and foundation problems, and the underlying issues need to be addressed.
You need proven, patented solutions from experts in waterproofing and foundation repair to perform a thorough inspection to ensure the safety of your home.
Crawl Space Issues - Warning Signs
Wet, unhealthy crawl spaces are more than gross! They compromise your home’s clean air quality, structural integrity , and are a breeding ground for toxic mold and pest infestations . Uninterested in checking out your own crawl space? Call JES today for a FREE inspection!
Does your china cabinet shake when you walk by? Are your floors soft in some spots? Do you feel a slight bounce as you walk on your first floor ? If so, these are signs that your floor joists may be compromised by moisture . Where there’s moisture there’s mold and mold spores breed rapidly. Keep your family’s air quality safe and mold free. Call us today for a FREE inspection!
MYTH BUSTER! Open crawl space vents are a HORRIBLE practice for your home. Your crawl space does NOT need to ‘breathe’. Opening your crawl space vents allows air from outside to meet the stale, often cold air from your crawl space which creates condensation . Additionally, through a process called the ‘stack effect‘ , the air from your crawl space travels and c ycles through your home . Meaning, if your crawl space is ridden with moisture, condensation, and dampness , it’s that same air that’s carried throughout your home that your family breathes. Stop the madness! Seal your crawl space and keep the air in your home safe!
Uneven, bowing or sagging floors are caused by settling support columns or sagging floor joists . When your home is built, the support structure is designed to hold whatever is on top of it. Over time unstable soil, poor support design or waterproofing issues will damage your home’s foundation which could cause your uneven floors.
Flooded, wet crawl spaces are filled with problems like mold, mildew, pest and rodent infestations, filthy toxic mold spore-ridden air, and most likely a constant state of moisture . As we’ve learned, where there’s moisture, there’s mold, and where’s there’s mold and organic material (wood – floor joists), mold will grow and weaken any organic material – no matter how strong your floor joists are – mold is stronger.
It may start with a slight shake or bounce and then turn into a buckle. Buckling floors are caused by settlement and/or moisture issues in your crawl space.
Failing insulation is a clear indication of a moisture problem in your crawl space. We often find homeowners choosing to open their crawl space vents, but, as we’ve learned, this is not a best practice when it comes to helping protect your home’s crawl space, air quality, and energy bills.
Poor drainage and grading can lead to water pointing towards your home’s foundation rather than away from it. This often leads to homeowners with a crawl space in a very wet, ugly situation. We offer drainage solutions to help keep your home safe and dry!
Don’t wait! Get your free crawl space inspection today!
Take the first step to a safe crawl space and home by requesting your free, no obligation inspection (a $399 value) by a professional foundation repair expert at JES today! Our experts will evaluate your individual needs and propose a solution tailored to you, your home and your specific needs based upon the soil types, climate and other factors in the state of Virginia.
From our experience, we often see crawl space issues arise from moisture, condensation, and water vapor issues. We’ve also seen many sump pumps overflow, torn, thin vapor barriers, and underdeveloped jacks used to support the entire weight of a house! Remember, we’re consultants, not salesmen! We’re here to help you protect your greatest asset – your home!