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Glossary

Weep holes drilled into the basement wall.

Weep Holes

Weep holes are drilled into the foundation to drain excess water and decrease pressure on the walls. Find out more.

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Sealed Foundation Wall

A sealed foundation wall is a good investment as it stops water from the outside from entering the basement and damaging your belongings.

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Backfill

Backfill is used to fill foundation holes. Find out what backfilling entails and which materials are suitable for the process.

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Yard and Soil Grading

Proper yard and soil grading can stop water from accumulating on the yard and hurting your foundation.

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Discharge Line

Your sump pump alone won’t move water out of the basement. It needs a discharge pipe that goes to the outside.

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Downspouts

Are downspouts necessary? Here is what you need to know about your home’s most important water management system.

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Gutters

The gutter system collects and directs rainwater and melting snow away from your roof so they won’t form puddles on your property.

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Rim Joist

A rim joist or a band board offers lateral support to end joists that carry the weight of the walls to the roof.

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Cove Joint

Cove joints connect the foundation walls to basement floors and allow water through should a structure experience a flood.

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Clay Soil

Clay soil is part of the smallest particle group, a type of problematic soil that can damage your home’s foundation

JES Foundation Repair service area map of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our Locations

Baltimore

8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236

Fredericksburg

311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136

Richmond

309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

Western Virginia

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522

Winchester

45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601