Case Studies – Commercial and Residential
At JES we are experts in residential and commercial new construction and retrofit foundation repair, crawl space moisture management and basement waterproofing.
With Professional Engineers on staff, we offer solutions that are designed to solve your building’s foundation and moisture issues.
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Foundation Settlement Maryland – The Challenge: The chimney is the heaviest portion of the home, which means there’s a lot of weight concentrated in a small space. If the foundation is not stable or the soil the foundation sits on is unstable the chimney will...read more
Basement Wall Repair Maryland – The Challenge: This Maryland home was faced with a unique challenge in relation to the structural stability of their basement wall. Due to expansive soil problems the front foundation wall experienced a significant increase in lateral...read more
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – The Challenge: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, located in the heart of DC, is the most visited museum in the country. Features of the museum include the world’s largest and most significant...read more
Ronald Reagan National Airport – The Challenge At Ronald Reagan National Airport, JES provided a deep foundation support solution using helical piles. A new JetBridge for “Gate 8” of the JetBlue Airways “Terminal A” was on a fast-track construction schedule when...read more
Smithsonian National Postal Museum – The Challenge The Smithsonian’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, was undergoing a renovation, which included the construction of a new elevator shaft. Due to the confined interior space and...read more
Kingsmill Resort – The Challenge The Kingsmill resort was renovating and expanding the existing marina and restaurant building, but needed to salvage the existing deck along the rear of the building adjacent to the James River. A special foundation system was...read more
Millworks HeadStock Helical Piles – The Challenge A 35–foot tall reproduction of an 18th century wood coal-mining headstock was going to be erected over a capped mine shaft at the Mid-Lothian Mines Park. The now defunct coal mine was opened in the 1700’s and...read more
Little Theater of Norfolk – The Challenge The Little Theater of Norfolk was built in the 1920s and is the oldest continually operating community theater in the nation. The auditorium area of the structure is 45’ x 60’ and the perimeter CMU walls are constructed...read more
Residential Crawl Space Encapsulation – The Challenge This residential crawl space encapsulation case study started with a beautifully maintained brick home which was built on an unsealed, dirt crawl space. The homeowners had been battling moisture problems for...read more
Williamsburg Landing – The Challenge The Williamsburg Landing Assisted Living Facility building in Williamsburg, VA, was expanding the existing cafeteria (Cove Café), which would extend into the building’s interior courtyard. The new construction consisted of...read more