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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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
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.
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JES Foundation Repair offers solutions to tackle musty basement odors, often indicative of deeper moisture challenges.
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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.
A leaking window well can make a giant mess in your basement which can make it much less comfortable.
Gutter leaks may be caused by loose fasteners, clogs, or an improper slope. It’s important to find the cause of the problem to address it.
Basement sump pump issues can lead to water problems which are a mess to clean up and can damage your home.
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.
JES Foundation Repair brings you cutting-edge basement dehumidifiers, ensuring a dry, comfortable, and healthier environment.
AquaStop™ Sump Pumps are engineered to effectively manage and expel water from your basement, ensuring a dry environment.
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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JES stabilized our house foundation which is in sandy soil close to tidal water. The supervisor, Moises Paz came to the house several times …
JES stabilized our house foundation which is in sandy soil close to tidal water. The supervisor, Moises Paz came to the house several times prior to the repair to ensure the engineer had a clear understanding of the problem. He stayed in touch every step of the process. The crew Foreman Jaime Castillo and his team Antonio Canales and Jason Morales were very professional. They put down sheeting to protect the lawns and were careful around the shrubs. Mr. Castillo explained everything he was doing and why. They cleaned up, added top soil and seeded. Very satisfied. We recommend JES and Mr. Paz for any foundation work in Maryland.
The team who fixed our support beams/foundation was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Freddy Zavaleta, Walter Zavaleta, and…
The team who fixed our support beams/foundation was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Freddy Zavaleta, Walter Zavaleta, and Jaime Salas who did the repairs: they were friendly, timely, and did wonderful work. Also, the permit team at JES really helped us when we still hadn’t received word from the city and it had been 6 weeks (and my husband and I had been sleeping on the couch and floor because the support beams were so bad under our room). Thank you to the entire team!
Jaime Castillo (foreman), and Antonio Canales were absolutely AMAZING! They stayed in communication with us throughout the process, and…
Jaime Castillo (foreman), and Antonio Canales were absolutely AMAZING! They stayed in communication with us throughout the process, and made sure that everything was up to par. I highly recommend this crew! They are courteous, kind, and cleaned up well after they finished. This team came in after a previous team made a hot mess the week prior. The concern they showed was amazing. Give this team a raise!
Bryan and Austin did a fantastic job filling voids under my garage and lifting sections of concrete patio. They were professional, offered …
Bryan and Austin did a fantastic job filling voids under my garage and lifting sections of concrete patio. They were professional, offered helpful tips, and explained the process. They showed attention to detail and left a clean workspace.
Jay came out to my house to conduct a free estimate to see if some of the cracks in my foundation were symptomatic of a larger problem, or…
Jay came out to my house to conduct a free estimate to see if some of the cracks in my foundation were symptomatic of a larger problem, or were anything to worry about. He was very professional, took some measurements – including with a laser level – and looked around for any additional signs of a foundation issue. He took the time to explain things to me, and really helped me understand my foundation, terminology, and things to watch for! He helped to point out that I wasn't in any danger from the issues I saw, and gave me helpful advice on ways to make sure it stays that way! Would highly recommend JES to anyone (and would come back to them if I ever have any other issues), but especially would recommend to first time homeowners who have questions and want a straight up and honest answer on their issues!
Rick Smith provided a very thorough inspection of a foundation/moisture issue which has been plaguing one of the rooms in our home. Rick…
Rick Smith provided a very thorough inspection of a foundation/moisture issue which has been plaguing one of the rooms in our home. Rick spent a total of four hours meticulously examining all aspects of what could possibly be causing the problem. He carefully explained his findings in a way that was comprehensible for individuals who worked outside of the construction industry. Ultimately, he determined that the issue was unrelated specifically to our foundation and provided tips on how to deal with our problem area, despite the fact that this would mean that JES would not be receiving our business. We really appreciated his time, attention, and honesty in finding a solution to our problem, rather than just pushing a product. Rick demonstrated patience and obvious expertise. For future issues that appear to have a foundation nexus, we will return to JES because of our amazing experience with Rick.
They did a fantastic job! Very quick and always polite. Our little crew was only 3 people: Jose Rodriguez, Henry Ayala, and Jamie Salos. I…
They did a fantastic job! Very quick and always polite. Our little crew was only 3 people: Jose Rodriguez, Henry Ayala, and Jamie Salos. I could not recommend them more!
We had our seasonal inspection done by JES today. Andre McDuffie was my service technician and he was excellent! He identified the concerns …
We had our seasonal inspection done by JES today. Andre McDuffie was my service technician and he was excellent! He identified the concerns we had and did his best to correct. He made it very understandable as to why we were having the concerns we do. He will be putting a proposal and price together for the work that needs to be done after discussing it with his manager. Andre is a true credit & and strong asset to JES.
My field inspector Rick Smith drove 2 1/2 hours and then spent 3 hours with me fully inspecting my foundation and explaining every detail…
My field inspector Rick Smith drove 2 1/2 hours and then spent 3 hours with me fully inspecting my foundation and explaining every detail of the process and educating me along the way. I felt like he really cared and wasn’t just trying to sell me the most expensive product. Because I felt so comfortable with Rick, I feel confident that JES is going to go above and beyond in repairing my foundation and protecting my home.
Tyrone W., Quandray J., and Antuan T arrived promptly and were friendly, professional, efficient, and meticulous. They left the basement…
Tyrone W., Quandray J., and Antuan T arrived promptly and were friendly, professional, efficient, and meticulous. They left the basement spotless and took the time to explain all of the equipment and make sure I was satisfied. Thanks to a great team doing top notch work!
I've now had JES complete two projects in my exposed crawlspace. Both times, they have added adjustable jacks on top of footers and either…
I've now had JES complete two projects in my exposed crawlspace. Both times, they have added adjustable jacks on top of footers and either replaced a main beam or added a supplemental metal I Beam. I've been extremely impressed with their quality of work, timeliness, and efficiency. They show up ready to work and are sure to ask questions if needed. I spent time with both crews down in the crawl space and appreciated their professionalism and willingness to make things right.Foreman: Jaime CastilloAntonio CanalesJose Rafael GarciaThe only thing I was not pleased with was how little the office side of things kept in touch with me prior to pinning down this second date. I was told on multiple occasions I'd be receiving an update from the office and each time I had to call them. Again, overall I am very happy, hats off to the site workers and everyone I spoke to the in the office was very pleasant, I just wish they had provided more updates without being prompted. Would do business with again in the future.
JES team was professional, punctual, and highly responsive to my questions regarding the project chartered. Jorge, the project manager,…
JES team was professional, punctual, and highly responsive to my questions regarding the project chartered. Jorge, the project manager, maintained communications well, answered my questions in a timely manner, and offered up solutions which met the needs of the specific project. Ahmed Fotana and Kevin Roberts, the two on-site technicians, were punctual, took the time to educate me while performing the job, and the workmanship met my quality expectations. Great job finishing the job. Thank you!
We had our outside walkway lifted today as it had sunk to a dangerous angle. JES gave us a thorough inspect and estimate. They arrived…
We had our outside walkway lifted today as it had sunk to a dangerous angle. JES gave us a thorough inspect and estimate. They arrived early and did an excellent job being very respectful of the lawn and gardens. Bryan Rutherford and Austin Hicks were the technicians on the job. Very pleasant to deal with and explained everything. Thanks JES.
Rick of JES spent two hours of his Saturday going over my situation at my home. His analysis was detailed and thoroghly explained. I'm…
Rick of JES spent two hours of his Saturday going over my situation at my home. His analysis was detailed and thoroghly explained. I'm more than grateful and will be using his services.
My original appointment was to be on a Friday at 2pm. JES texted me the Monday prior asking if I would like to change the appointment to…
My original appointment was to be on a Friday at 2pm. JES texted me the Monday prior asking if I would like to change the appointment to Tuesday at 2, which was great. The inspector, Jay called early Tuesday to see if we could meet at 1130. Jay showed up on time and we immediately dug into the issue…a likely sunken corner foundation of my carport. Jay covered all the possible solutions, went thru the warranty, timing, cost, etc. At no point did I feel pressured to make a decision and Jay conducted himself in a pleasant and professional manor.
We had JES repair one side of our sinking foundation years ago and they did a fantastic job. When we recently saw wall cracks on the…
We had JES repair one side of our sinking foundation years ago and they did a fantastic job. When we recently saw wall cracks on the opposite side of the house, we immediately called them. They are incredibly responsive and so trustworthy. Jay came out, did a thorough inspection, and explained that we had a door problem, not a foundation problem. He also confirmed that JES’s years old fix our our foundation is perfect. We are so relieved to have the piece of mind that JES provides and appreciated Jay’s professionalism, comprehensiveness, and the fact that he went above and beyond (he even did a temporary fix for my door!).
Booked an estimate for some work in a crawl space at a home in WV. Rick Smith showed up but was unable to provide an estimate due to…
Booked an estimate for some work in a crawl space at a home in WV. Rick Smith showed up but was unable to provide an estimate due to clearance within the crawl space. He was able to answer a few questions and provide some guidance on how to move forward. It was unfortunate that we were unable to obtain service from this company.
Rudy Gonzalez,Jose Reyes,and LuisFernando-Palma were a great team that worked on our house. They arrived promptly everyday ready for work,…
Rudy Gonzalez,Jose Reyes,and LuisFernando-Palma were a great team that worked on our house. They arrived promptly everyday ready for work, were very professional, explained each step along the way, and cleaned up before they left. Kudos to the A-team! We already notice a difference in the house! Thanks Rudy, Jose, and Luis. You guys have made us feel safe!
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