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Hampton Roads 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.

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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

Hampton Roads Basement Waterproofing

Most homes in Hampton Roads, VA, are not built with basements because of the area’s high water table and loamy soils with sandy and silty properties. While only a small percentage of homes throughout the Hampton Roads area have basements, it’s still important to be aware of the problems they can experience, the causes behind them, and how JES Foundation Repair can help. If your home has a basement, read on to learn more about issues like water leaks and mold, as well as the solutions that will keep your basement and home permanently repaired and protected. 


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 Hampton Roads

Whether you spend a lot of time in your Hampton Roads basement or rarely ever visit this area of your home, there are a few problems you might discover that point to the need for waterproofing or other repairs. Water leaks, moisture, mold growing in your basement or other parts of your house, efflorescence on concrete basement walls or floors, and musty aromas in the basement or throughout your house are the most typical trouble indications to be aware of. It’s crucial to contact your local basement specialists at JES as soon as you start to notice these and other problems in order to nip them in the bud. 


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.

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Causes of Basement Damage in Hampton Roads

There are numerous causes of the aforementioned problem signs. While interior factors like a malfunctioning sump pump, leaky water heater, or ruptured plumbing line may be to blame, the soil under and around your Hampton Roads house is the most common cause of basement issues. After the basement walls are constructed, the soil that was dug up during the construction of your home is replaced. This loose sandy, silty loam soil is easily oversaturated, which can lead to the formation of an artificial water table and the clay bowl effect. Due to the hydrostatic pressure created by the water in the soil, basement walls may crack and leak. 

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.

Faulty sump pump in basement

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.

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Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Hampton Roads

With the knowledge and equipment of dependable basement waterproofing specialists, your Hampton Roads basement, and consequently the rest of your house, can be repaired and protected in the best possible way. Your JES inspector may suggest remedies like an interior drainage system, a sump pump, a dehumidifier, a wall vapor barrier, and more. Each product is significant and has its own advantages, but all these solutions are meant to function as a whole waterproofing system to provide your basement the total defense it needs. 

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.

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Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

For almost 30 years, homeowners throughout Hampton Roads have relied on JES Foundation Repair as their go-to source for basement waterproofing solutions. We are familiar with the difficulties local homeowners encounter as a result of the region’s sandy and silty loam soils, year-round rain, and high humidity. Because of this, we have developed specialized basement waterproofing solutions to address these problems and maintain your home’s permanent dryness and protection. Additionally, we have received thousands of favorable customer testimonials from homeowners just like you, as well as other accolades like the Angi Super Service Award. 

Nobody should have to live with a damp, musty, and unpleasant basement. To schedule a free basement inspection and repair quote, get in touch with the helpful and friendly staff at JES right now. It only takes a few minutes to start this process, and your basement and house will be safe for many years to come. 

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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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    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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1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220


2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831


2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136


2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153


456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601