Skip to Main Content

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.

Schedule Free Inspection

Chester Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

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

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 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


Schedule Free Inspection

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.

Consult with our certified inspector

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.

Installation of customized solutions

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.

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.


Basement condensation can be a huge problem in many basements. In fact, even if you think you don’t have problems with basement condensation, you may actually have a slightly elevated level of humidity in your basement that’s high enough to cause serious concerns like mold and mildew.

This basement's efflorescence and leak stains is due to a basement moisture problem.


If you’ve ever seen a chalky, white powder on your basement walls, you may not have known what you were looking at. Professionals refer to this residue as “efflorescence,” and it’s more of a warning sign than you might have thought.

When drywall is damaged by flooding water, it can discolor and become a breeding ground for mold, rot, and mildew.

Wet Drywall

Wet drywall can be a problem that’s difficult to find and even more difficult to fix. The solution of ripping out the drywall and replacing it doesn’t typically work because your new drywall will probably become wet quickly too.

Discover More Basement Problem Signs >>

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. 

Flood Damage To Foundation

Poor Foundation Drainage

Overflowing gutters, clogged gutters, poor drainage grading and ineffective yard grading contribute to a wet basement. Then the water will drain next to your basement foundation, instead of away from it – then basement leaking begins.

bad sump pump installation

Sump Pump Issues

Basement sump pump issues can lead to water problems which are a mess to clean up and can damage your home.

Leaking window well - window well drainage - basement water problems

Leaky Basement Windows

A leaking window well can make a giant mess in your basement which can make it much less comfortable.

Discover More Causes of Basement Problems >>

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.

Basement Dehumidifier


A basement dehumidifier will help combat humidity issues in order to keep your basement dry and conserve energy.

Basement sump pump installed in home with Battery Backup

Sump Pump

If you’ve got constant water leaking into or flooding your basement, a sump pump is the answer to getting that water out of your home.

Installed basement gutter french drain

French Drain

BasementGutter™ Interior Drain Systems are the best basement waterproofing solutions. Keep your home safe and dry with the JES experts.

Discover More Basement Waterproofing Solutions >>

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.

Offer ends 08/31/2022

A Crack in Your Foundation Shouldn't Break the Bank

Learn More About This Promotion

Take advantage of

No Payment


No Interest

(if paid in full within 12 months)

Learn More About This Promotion

Our Customers Trust Us

    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/

    Greg from JES came out to inspect a property and give a free estimate within a day of calling. He was punctual, which is important with my busy schedule. During the evaluation of the basement, Greg was able to clearly explain what was creating the…

    Rikki Cheatham

    View review Right-pointing Arrow Read Rikki Cheatham's review for Review Logo
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/

    We have been struggling with ground water in our basement for years but assumed it would require excavation around the outside of our home which we really did not want to do as we have some very old shrubs. After a visit from Damon Trent, we were…

    Karen Lankard

    View review Right-pointing Arrow Read Karen Lankard's review for Review Logo
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/

    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.

    Megan Allen

    View review Right-pointing Arrow Read Megan Allen's review for Review Logo
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/

    I am a very satisfied customer of JES. I contacted the company regarding concerns my husband I had concerning a few cracks in my wallboard, tape pulling away and spongy floors. My initial contact was with Kyle Clayton, Contractor Representative,…

    Pat Dillard

    View review Right-pointing Arrow Read Pat Dillard's review for Review Logo
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/
    • 5/

    We had a tremendous experience with JES Foundation Repair. The initial inspection and estimate was thoroughly explained and the appointment was made for the work. We needed to move our auxiliary generator so JES could do the work and JES worked…

    Margaret Baker

    View review Right-pointing Arrow Read Margaret Baker's review for Review Logo
JES Service Map

Service Areas


1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220


2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831


2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


8122 Bethlehem Rd
Manassas, VA 20109


2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153


456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522