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DIY Foundation Repair

Why DIY Foundation Repair Is NOT a Good Idea

Not all DIY projects are created equal: some repairs should be entrusted to professional contractors with years of training.

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DIY Foundation Repair

DIY Foundation Repair? We think not. A cosmetic crack in your foundation or basement wall is something you might be able to handle on your own. However, unless you can prove it’s cosmetic, you could be taking a structural problem into your own hands. Structural repair requires precision, skill, accuracy, and training.

DIY Foundation Repair: Don’t Try At Home

Not all DIY projects are created equal: some repairs should be entrusted to professional contractors with years of training. Their experience with a range of foundation and structural issues can be the difference between a short-term fix and a long-term solution.

Owning a home comes with expenses beyond the down payment and mortgage. Not every homeowner plans for the cost of maintenance in advance; many are making do with their existing budget. Given these circumstances, it might be tempting to order a DIY foundation repair kit in the hopes of saving money. Repair costs are a common concern among homeowners, many of whom find financing to be a smart and viable alternative. Price shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the benefits of a well-maintained home including higher property value and peace of mind for you and your family.

Trust An Expert with Foundation Repair

Would you buy a car and expect it to last forever without ever needing service? A house is no different from a car in the sense that both require upkeep. We encourage a qualified foundation repair professional to evaluate your home’s foundation. Taking matters into your own hands leaves too much to chance, and more often than not, you’ll only end up causing additional damage and spending more money. To be on the safe side, consult a foundation repair expert to perform a detailed inspection, and present solutions for correcting the issue.

DIY Foundation Repair: Mess & Stress

If it’s not one thing, it’s another: The central air stops working right before the hottest summer on record; the basement is flooded after unexpected, heavy rains; the doors and windows are sticking; the foundation has a large crack. No one signs up for these hindrances, but everyone can relate to the frustration of being inconvenienced. Don’t overwhelm yourself trying to pull off an extensive DIY foundation project. Structural collapse is nothing to play with and must be prevented at all costs. Risking personal injury, the structural integrity of your home, and further damage is not a wise decision—physically or financially. Before you get in over your head, let a professional inspector determine the extent of your foundation problem. Call for a free inspection and estimate today, so you’re not calling for help to clean up your DIY foundation repair mess later.

Are You Looking For Local Foundation Contractors In Virginia, DC, Maryland, or Northeastern North Carolina?

At JES Foundation Repair our team of in-house foundation experts has warranted solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types.

If you would like a free quote, we’re ready to help you! Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote!

We’re proud to serve all of Hampton Roads, from Virginia Beach throughout Williamsburg and surrounding areas; Northern Virginia, DC, and Southern Maryland. View a complete list of our service areas here.

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Our Locations


8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236


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


309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

Western Virginia

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601