Foundation & Basement Waterproofing in Charlottesville, VA
The silty and sandy Pamunkey soil that is common across Virginia has a damaging clay under-layer making it a susceptible to home foundational problemsSchedule Free Inspection
Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair and Encapsulation in Charlottesville, VA
The climate in and around Charlottesville, VA , can be humid and muggy in summer and very cold and wild in the winter. On top of this common weather, there is a very real chance that the area will face more serious snow storms or thunderstorms at certain times of year. This can easily lead to soil and perimeter saturation around a home and, as a result, impact the structure of a property quite significantly. Perimeter saturation can lead to seepage, dampness, humidity, and, in some cases, structural damage. Effective waterproofing can help.
Unfortunately, many homes around Charlottesville (especially older homes) have not been adequately waterproofed and, as such, they are vulnerable to dampness, humidity, and damage in ways that other homes are not. Undertaking professional waterproofing of these properties can help to prevent a number of avoidable issues in even the oldest of homes, and where there has been damage already done, waterproofing can prevent a recurrence of the damage in question.
Here at JES Foundation Repair, we have a team of specialists who are experts in waterproofing even the most challenging basements or crawl spaces. With a range of high-quality products that are both preventative and proactive in nature, we can make even the most challenging home dry, safe, and healthy in no time at all. Better still, our highly trained and skilled team can also deal with any underlying damage to your home’s foundation or walls before waterproofing. This is necessary if the process is to be successful in the long term.
The same forces that can cause your exterior concrete surfaces to move, crack, or sink can also impact your property’s foundation. Just as saturated soil can allow slabs to slide, it can allow a foundation to sink. Likewise, the soil washout that can lead to an uneven driveway can lead to settlement in a property’s foundation. Once the issues have started to impact your property’s foundation, however, the problems will spread within your home at an alarming rate. The structural issues most often connected with foundation damage can include, bowing or leaning walls, sagging flooring, and widespread cracking and fragmentation.
There are a number of repair solutions for these kinds of issues on the market, and it can be hard to know what will work best. This is why we can say with confidence that our portfolio of solutions is comprehensive and effective. From foundation piers to wall anchors, we have something for every situation.
Our team has the skills and tools to ensure that every foundation pier and wall anchor installation is undertaken properly and produces the greatest effect. Whether you need helical piers, slab piers, or resistance piers, and regardless of if you have bowing walls or a sagging floor, our team is here to help.
Your exterior patios, sidewalks, and driveway are not only vital to the appearance of your property. They are crucial to its value and, most importantly, your safety. A few small cracks or a slight unevenness in some concrete slabs or sections of your driveway may not seem like a huge issue, we understand, but it can actually cause you to trip and fall. For a healthy adult, this kind of fall can be painful, but for someone who is vulnerable, it can be very serious indeed.
Furthermore, your exterior concrete surfaces and slabs can act as warning signs for the health of your property’s foundation. The same soil issues that impact your slabs and cause them to move, sink, or crack can also impact your home over time. So, by acting quickly in the face of sunken or damaged concrete slabs, you could actually protect your property as a whole from serious damage.
Concrete lifting has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Unlike some other firms, who used outdated and ineffective methods like mudjacking, we prefer to utilize minimally invasive and highly effective products like PolyRenewal Foam Injection. Unlike the slurry used in mudjacking, polyurethane foam is stable, lightweight, and inert. It provides flexible expansive power without overburdening already weak soil. This means that you can expect a long-term solution without the risk of recurrence in sinking and movement.
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JES Foundation Repair
2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm