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Crawl Space and Foundation Repair in Hampton Roads, VA

The Hampton Roads region is home to several cities in Virginia, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. All these cities share similar weather and soil conditions, with sandy soils and an above-average amount of rain – a combination that causes damage to your foundation.

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Virginia Beach Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 982-8537



Hours of Operation

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


Serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton & Williamsburg

AWARD-WINNING SOLUTIONS IN HAMPTON ROADS

JES Foundation Repair (JES), a Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across Virginia and Maryland. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, JES is here to restore your foundation or crawl space.

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.

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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.

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.

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WHY HOMEOWNERS CHOOSE JES

JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks company, has been the premier source of foundation repair throughout Virginia, Maryland, Northeast North Carolina, and Washington, DC, for nearly 30 years. Our basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting and leveling services and solutions are award-winning, nationally recognized, and the most trusted by homeowners.  

Our team of more than 450 experts knows how important your home is to you and your family, and we will treat it as our own to provide the best repair and protection it deserves. Experience the excellence for yourself by contacting us and booking your free inspection. You will be one step closer to a safer and healthier living environment.  

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Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair in Hampton Roads

Crawl spaces are a popular choice in the Hampton Roads area because they elevate your home above sandy soil and offer protection against flooding. However, most crawl spaces come with open vents – a costly design flaw that allows humid air to seep under your home in the summer. Not to mention, rain that is absorbed into the region’s sandy soils eventually evaporates and forces more muggy air into your crawl space. Over time, this leads to mold, high electric bills, and sagging floors. JES stops humid air in its tracks with dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, and crawl space vent covers.

Foundation Repair in Hampton Roads

Concrete slab foundations are also common in the Hampton Roads region due to its close proximity to Virginia’s eastern coast. But the region’s sandy soils can cause some issues for your foundation, especially when rain comes into the picture. Nearly every city in the region receives around 47 inches of annual rain. All this precipitation causes sandy soil to become muddy and eroded, creating inadequate support for your foundation. Your home will experience structural issues like settlement, uneven floors, or cracked walls. JES repairs and prevents this damage with pier systems, wall anchors, and carbon fiber wall repair.

Concrete Lifting in Hampton Roads

Concrete is easily damaged by the Hampton Roads region’s sandy soils and frequent rainfall. Precipitation erodes the ground responsible for supporting concrete. When this happens, concrete sinks, cracks, and becomes uneven. This lowers the value of your home and becomes a tripping hazard on your property. Preventing damaged soil and ruined concrete is possible with PolyRenewal™, a world-class concrete lifting solution from JES. PolyRenewal™ is waterproof and strong enough to support the weight of concrete just 15 minutes after curing. With this solution, above -average rainfall in the Hampton Roads region won’t pose a threat to your newly supported concrete any longer.

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Basement Waterproofing

Basements are rare in homes throughout Hampton Roads, but staying vigilant about potential problems and addressing them right away with reliable repairs will go a long way in protecting your home if you do have a basement.

Carrollton VA

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Chesapeake VA

When homeowners in Chesapeake VA need foundation repair or crawl space repair services, they call us! Our team of certified foundation and crawl space restoration professionals conduct free inspections throughout Chesapeake VA. Your home is one of your biggest investments, and we will help you maintain its value, safety and appearance. Cracks in the foundation, […]

Foundation in Virginia Beach, VA

JES Foundation Repair, your local foundation repair and crawl space repair experts in Virginia Beach, provides a permanent fix for structural problems and water damage. If you observe inoperable doors or windows, cracked bricks, wall separation, drywall cracks or other issues, you should contact us to learn how our foundation repair services can restore your […]

Franklin County VA

Franklin County VA homeowners know we are the area’s foundation repair experts. Our team specializes in recommending permanent foundation repair, crawl space repair and moisture management solutions. We offer structural support systems to help ensure the stability of your house. If your home is battling moisture problems, we can fix that too. Elevated moisture levels […]

Franklin VA

Franklin VA homeowners know we are the area’s foundation repair experts. Our team specializes in recommending permanent foundation repair, crawl space repair and moisture management solutions. We offer structural support systems to help ensure the stability of your house. If your home is battling moisture problems, we can fix that too. Elevated moisture levels can […]

Gloucester County VA

We provide foundation repair and crawl space repair services in Gloucester County VA. Cracked drywall, wall separation, doors and windows that don’t close, diagonal cracks extending from the corner of doors and windows, stair-step cracks and pushed-in walls mean your home may have a foundation problem in need of immediate repair. When it comes to […]

Gloucester VA

Unsealed crawl spaces present a number of problems for homeowners in Gloucester VA. Humid air, moisture and pests can gain access to your home through an open crawl space, affecting everything from indoor air quality to structural integrity. As you can see, these seemingly minor inconveniences can lead to major problems. Learn how our crawl […]

Hampton VA

We are the local foundation repair experts in Hampton VA. Stair-step cracks, cracked bricks, and drywall cracks are signs of foundation problems. Before the damage gets worse, contact our team of certified foundation repair professionals in Hampton VA for a free estimate and inspection. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation and identify the areas in […]

FAQ

Cold temperatures, particularly freezing temperatures, can certainly impact your home structures—but not for the better. Freezing temperatures are most problematic for any systems that transport water since the water inside these systems can freeze. This can alter the function of these systems and even damage them if not properly maintained. This is true for your sump pump discharge lines and even your crawl space itself.

Water freezes at temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Those that live in either Richmond or Petersburg, VA are no stranger to this type of weather, especially in the winter months. It can reach at or below freezing temperatures in January, February, and December, averaging around 27 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Sump pump discharge lines that freeze can become backed up, increasing the risk of backflow and flooding, or can even become overworked, resulting in overheating and sump pump failure. Furthermore, crawl spaces that are not waterproofed or insulated can experience extremely cold temperatures, which can affect the temperature within your home as well, disrupting how comfortable your living space can be.

For sump pump discharge lines that are vulnerable to freezing over during the winter, JES Foundation Repair offers the FreezeGuard™ to curb leaks or flooding due to blockage. It works by providing your blocked, frozen sump pump lines an alternate path for the water to flow out through so that you do not experience flooding within your basement, crawl space, or wherever your sump pump basin is located. For crawl spaces, homeowners may want to consider insulating it with the ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation panels, which have graphite particles woven into the foam insulation to increase the amount of heat that is reflected back into your crawl space. Not only will this protect it against the freezing temperatures of winter, but it also resists moisture penetration from snow and improves the temperature retention of your home.

Sinking and settling concrete slabs is not entirely uncommon, especially if you live in Richmond and Petersburg, VA. If you leave your concrete slabs without repair for long enough, these sunken or settled slabs can even crack or break. This is not only disruptive to your landscape aesthetics and unsightly to look at, but sunken or broken concrete can also be hazardous, as it can cause you to trip and possibly hurt yourself. There are several reasons why concrete may sink or settle: 

  • Soil erosion
  • Soil shrinkage, compaction, and settlement

Soil erosion, or soil washout, is a very common phenomenon in sand-based soils because sandy soils are very fine in texture and have tiny soil particles. When exposed to water or wind, sandy soils can become easily washed away, or eroded. Constant rainfall and seasonal melted snow is typical of Richmond and Petersburg, VA, so soil erosion is very common. When soil becomes eroded underneath concrete slabs, this can leave gaps. Less soil means less support for these heavy concrete slabs, resulting in sunken or settled concrete.

Virginia also has part clay-based soil mixed with the sand-based particles. Clay soil particles are infamously difficult to manage because they swell to double or triple their size when they absorb water but shrink back down to their original size when it dries out. Repeated cycles of shrinking and swelling during rainy and drier seasons of the year can cause surrounding soil to shift, which can weaken the integrity of the soil. Weakened soil can easily become compressed under the heavy weight of concrete and settle to lower levels. Concrete beds have less support when this happens, thus, resulting in sunken or broken slabs.

The specialists at JES Foundation Repair offer a wide variety of solutions for you, depending on what part of your foundation needs repair. If you are looking to realign and stabilize your bowed-in foundation walls, you may want to look into the IntelliBrace™ system, JES Foundation Repair Wall Anchors, or the Carbon Fiber Wall Repair. The IntelliBrace consists of a number of incredibly sturdy I-beams that are installed on the inside of your foundation wall to prevent them from buckling inwards even more. The JES Foundation Repair Wall Anchors are installed underground, directly into the hard, densely packed soil so that it can support your foundation wall from below. The least invasive method goes to the Carbon Fiber system, which has a lightweight, sleek, and non-stretchy design constructed to repair cracks and even provide your foundation wall with much needed stability.

If you are mainly experiencing sagging foundation floors, you may want to look into the various Pier Systems or even the Crawl Space IntelliJack™ Support System. There are 3 pier systems to choose from: the Slab, Helical, and Push Pier Systems. Each pier system is catered to both the type of foundation problem, as well as the space constraints of your landscape. Although the IntelliJack™ was made primarily for sagging floors due to crawl space problems, it can also dually work to support foundation floors that are sinking as well. 

Sometimes, the amount of water that builds up around your foundation walls can result in immense pressure against your foundation structure. The SMART VENT Flood Vents offered at JES Foundation Repair provides an alternate pathway for this water so that it does not accumulate onto your foundation wall. This can prevent buckling and structural damage. This water can then be removed via other drainage systems in your home.

Many of the basement waterproofing solutions are also suited for crawl space waterproofing as well. There are a couple that are also made specifically to fit inside your small crawl space: the SafeDri™ Pro 330 and the Crawl Space Dehumidifier. They have much of the same abilities as the sump pump and dehumidifier that is built for your basement but are constructed to be much more compact. Be sure to ask one of the JES Foundation Repair experts to see if any of the other sump pumps, such as the SafeDri™ UltraPro Triple and the SafeDri™ ProPlus with Battery Backup System can fit in your crawl space.

However, there are several other solutions that can further work to waterproof your crawl space. The CrawlSeal™ Vapor Barrier is a thick, durable plastic lining that can be installed on the walls and floors of your crawl space. It is thoroughly waterproof and can even resist condensation, buildup of humidity, and the growth of mold. There are also the ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation panels to double waterproof your crawl space, since it is also resistant to moisture penetration and can help to better control the temperatures within your home. With better temperature control comes lower energy bills, saving you more money in the long run!

Waterproofing your crawl space is an important task that all homeowners should take on. The reason for this is because about 30-50% of the air that is circulating throughout your home originates from your crawl space. This means that any particles, odors, or moisture that is present in your crawl space can also be inside your home too and can be reflected on your indoor air quality. Any inhabitants with asthma or those that are sensitive to allergens in the air may have exacerbated symptoms.

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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