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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Richmond, VA

It is critical to call a business like JES to protect your home's crawl space from water damage in Richmond, VA, which may be built on unstable soils susceptible to soil washout.

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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

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Richmond, VA

If you live in the Richmond metro area, you should consider crawl space encapsulation by JES Foundation Repair to keep your crawl space and foundation safe from the area’s perpetually damp and muggy climate. If your crawl space is damp, mold and condensation are more likely to grow and accumulate, where they will spread throughout your home. Keep your home and crawl space healthy by getting these problems fixed as soon as you see them! 

There are several homes in the Richmond Metro Area that are built on sandy soils. Many homes also have vented dirt crawl spaces that can negatively impact the rest of the home. We have extensive experience fixing and sealing damaged crawl spaces. 


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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 Richmond

When doing a home inspection, it is essential to look for evidence of problems in the crawl space. Mold, high electricity costs, and a buildup of humidity are all evidence that your crawl space has been impacted by water. On top of everything else, a damp crawl space can lead to decaying wood and wet insulating materials in the structure of your crawl space. In the Richmond Metro Area, the repercussions of overlooking obvious signs of deterioration in a crawl space can be costly and hazardous. 

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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 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 Richmond

Sandy soil is the most common source of crawl space damage in the Richmond Metro Area. Soil washout can cause the foundations and crawl spaces of many homes in the area to sink or become uneven due to the unstable soil. It is essential to have a solid foundation, due to the soil’s propensity to form deadly sinkholes. The Stack Effect draws in foul air and moisture from the ground, and openings in your crawl space – like open crawl space vents – can allow water and bugs to enter. 

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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 Richmond

JES can help you restore your crawl space with effective options. When it comes to reducing the amount of moisture in your crawl space, two of our alternatives are vapor barriers and crawl space drainage systems, like an interior drain. During the wet summers of the Richmond Metro Area, our crawl space repair services are a must to keep your house dry. For crawl space preservation, JES offers a dehumidifier, sump pump system, and other solutions. 

crawl space dehumidifier


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

A properly functioning French drainage system will intercept that water and prevent it from damaging this sensitive area.

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Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

We’re familiar with the sandy soils and rainy summers of the Richmond Metro Area because we’ve been serving it for so long. Furthermore, we are well-versed in the region’s sweltering summers and short, damp winters. For more than two decades, JES has been meeting the demands of property owners.  

Crawl space repair, basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and concrete lifting are all areas of expertise for our team. You can count on them to fix your crawl space quickly and correctly because they know exactly what you’re dealing with and how to do it. Our Super Service Award from Angie’s List and more than 3,000 positive ratings are proof of our dedication. We offer free inspections without any strings attached, so there’s no excuse not to reach out to us! 

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    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…

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    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…

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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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    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,…

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    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…

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Chester, VA 23831


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Virginia Beach, VA 23454


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Manassas, VA 20109


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Salem, VA 24153


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