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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation, Charlottesville, VA

A wet and moldy crawl space doesn’t just affect this area under your house. The health and well-being of your home and family could be at risk, as well. But JES can help remedy these issues and restore your crawl space and home’s value.

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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Charlottesville, VA

The crawl space under your Charlottesville, VA, home could be teeming with humid air, bugs and other pests, water, flooding, and other problems, and you just don’t know it. Most homeowners don’t venture into their crawl spaces for these reasons, and we don’t advise you to visit this area anytime soon. However, it is crucial to be aware of the condition of your crawl space because its health dictates the health of the rest of your home. 

Leave the crawl space inspection to our experienced team at JES Foundation Repair. We know how to safely and accurately evaluate this space under your Charlottesville home and diagnose any problems. We’ll also present you with permanent solutions tailored to fit your crawl space’s specific repair needs. 

THE JES PROCESS

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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.

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.

Crawl Space Problem Signs in Charlottesville

There are many problem signs that indicate your Charlottesville crawl space needs to be repaired. Internal signs your JES inspector might notice include wet insulation, standing water or flooding, condensation, and mold. But there are other issues throughout your home that signal crawl space damage. Keep an eye out for increased pest activity, mold growth, high electric bills, high humidity, and sagging floors. Before any of these issues worsen, reach out to JES for a free crawl space inspection and repair estimate.

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Wet Crawl Space Insulation

Wet and sagging insulation in your crawl space can be a very worrying sight for any homeowner. You may not know much about the topic, but you probably know at least a little bit about the fact that insulation all around your home is important.

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Condensation

Condensation and excessive humidity in the crawl space are common problems, but many homeowners may not know how these issues started or how to fix them.

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Crawl Space Mold

Mold can be destructive for your home’s foundation, leading to more issues such as wood rot and poor air quality.

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Causes of Crawl Space Damage in Charlottesville

Several causes could be leading to your Charlottesville home’s crawl space problems. The most common culprit, however, is open crawl space vents. While it was originally thought that vents would help reduce humidity and moisture problems, they have been found to cause these issues. This is especially problematic during Charlottesville’s humid summers. Muggy, unconditioned air enters the crawl space through open vents and travels upward through your home because of the stack effect. This means that any dangers like moisture and mold can find their way into your main living space.

Open Crawl Space Vents

Open Crawl Space Vents

Crawl space vents may seem like a nice idea, which is why many older homes have them. However, open vents are increasingly being discovered to be a breeding ground for mold, bugs, and other issues.

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Over Spanned Floor Joists

If your home has a crawl space, the floors inside are being supported by floor joists. Anything that damages these integral structures is also going to damage your floors.

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Bad Vapor Barrier

Vapor barriers are an essential part of the crawl space encapsulation process. Unfortunately, low-quality barriers are not a permanent solution, and even if they are maintained often, eventually, they will need to be replaced.

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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation Solutions in Charlottesville

How your crawl space is repaired and protected depends on any existing waterproofing measures and their condition, as well as the extent of any damage. The crawl space repair and encapsulation solutions your JES inspector might recommend include interior drainage, a sump pump, a dehumidifier, encapsulation with a vapor barrier, vent covers, and specialized crawl space supports to shore up floors and floor joists. While your Charlottesville crawl space might need one or all of these solutions, they work perfectly together to keep your crawl space dry and structurally sound. 

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Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier is a system that can keep your crawl space dry. Since it’s designed to remove moisture that’s present in the air, your property is spared from encountering water damage all year round.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation offers many benefits for your crawl space, including moisture protection, cleaner air, and extra protection from pests.

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Drainage System

South Carolina experiences humid summers and plenty of rain. Installing a crawl space drain can prevent water from collecting in your crawl space.

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Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

While our name says “Foundation,” we are so much more than that. We have nearly 30 years of experience with repairing and encapsulating homes throughout Charlottesville and nearby. During that time, we have earned thousands of excellent reviews from homeowners like you who have trusted us with their crawl space repair and encapsulation. We also have earned numerous awards like Angi Super Service.  

Our team also has extensive experience and knowledge about Charlottesville’s year-round rain, silty loam and silty clay loam soils, and how they interact with each other to impact homes and their crawl spaces. If you are ready to take back the health of your crawl space and home, contact us today to schedule your free crawl space inspection and repair quote. 

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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

8122 Bethlehem Rd
Manassas, VA 20109

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2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

WESTERN VIRGINIA

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522