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Basement Waterproofing in Charlottesville, VA

If your Charlottesville home has a basement, it could sustain damage such as flooding, mold growth, and more. Learn what’s behind these issues and how JES can help you repair and protect your basement.

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Chester Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 409-2147



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Basement Waterproofing in Charlottesville, VA

While most houses throughout Virginia lack basements, Charlottesville in Albemarle County is home to many structures with these below ground areas. Basements can be used for everything from extra bedroom space to storage, to a state-of-the-art fan cave and beyond. However, they are often problematic and prone to various damage. Because they are primarily situated below ground level, the area’s silty loam and silty clay soils, as well a

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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

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Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

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Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Basement Problem Signs in Charlottesville

Basement problems are not something to take lightly, as they can impact the health and safety of your home and family. Some Water intrusion and other damage in your Charlottesville basement can show up in various ways. The visible presence of water on your basement walls or floor is the most obvious sign that something is wrong. There are other common problem signs you can look for that will let you know your basement needs to be repaired. These include efflorescence (a white, chalky substance on concrete walls or floor), mold, wet drywall, high humidity, musty or unpleasant odors, increased pest activity, and more. Once you notice one or more of these issues, it’s time to contact local basement waterproofing professionals right away.

Causes of Basement Damage in Charlottesville

There are several reasons the aforementioned issues can develop. Some of the most common causes of basement damage include internal leaks from plumbing or appliances like a faulty sump pump, as well as the clay bowl effect and hydrostatic pressure. The last two causes have to do with the way your home was constructed and how Charlottesville’s wet weather and problematic soils impact your home. Loose, backfilled soil around your basement walls creates an artificial water table that makes it easier for hydrostatic pressure to arise and exert tremendous pressure on the walls. This then can lead to wall cracks and bowing, as well as water intrusion and flooding. 

Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Charlottesville

Every house in Charlottesville is unique and will need specific solutions tailored to best fit those repair needs. But some of the most recommended and commonly used basement waterproofing solutions include interior drainage, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and wall vapor barriers. Every home may need something different, but all of these products make up a comprehensive waterproofing system that ensures water vapor is kept at bay, leaking water is intercepted and promptly removed, and that interior moisture is controlled.

Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

For nearly 30 years, JES has been the preferred basement waterproofing professional in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Our highly trained and experienced team has lived and worked throughout the area for many years, so they are familiar with the challenges area homeowners face such as the constant rain, expansive soil, and how both impact home safety. Along with our various accolades like the Angi Super Service Award, we have earned positive reviews from thousands of homeowners like you who have trusted us with their most valuable asset, their home.  

Don’t let a wet and moldy basement get the best of your home. Contact JES Foundation Repair today to schedule your free inspection and estimate with our friendly and knowledgeable professionals. We have been helping Charlottesville homeowners create safer and healthier homes for many years, and we are ready to help you too.

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    To JR and your crew – Thank you for a great job! The whole experience was very smooth process from beginning to end. Thank you for getting our foundation solid again and going the extra mile when cleaning up.

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JES Service Map

Service Areas

BALTIMORE

1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831

HAMPTON ROADS & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

NORTHERN VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136

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