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Basement Waterproofing in Lynchburg, VA

A wet and moldy basement is bad news for your home. Learn what to look out for and how to remedy the common problems that plague area basements with the help of JES experts.

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Appomattox Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522
(434) 448-3138

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Basement Waterproofing in Lynchburg, VA

While homes with basements can be rare throughout Virginia, Lynchburg has a higher percentage of them than most areas of the state. From laundry and storage to extra bedrooms or a fan cave, basements are versatile areas. However, because of the muggy climate, year-round precipitation, and sandy loam and clay soils, these below-ground spaces can fall victim to a variety of issues. Wall cracks and leaks, mold, musty odors, and flooding can put your basement, home, and family in danger.  

It’s important to recognize these issues and contact a trusted basement waterproofing professional like JES Foundation Repair right away. Our team has the tools and training needed to keep your Lynchburg basement free of water and moisture problems for good. Read on to learn more. 

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.

Basement Problem Signs in Lynchburg

While basement damage is common in Lynchburg, you should not have to live with these hazards. It’s important for you to be aware of your basement’s condition and any problem signs that can develop including mold, high humidity, condensation, wet drywall, unpleasant odors, pest infestations, leaks, and flooding. All of these issues are concerning, and they can negatively impact your family’s health and safety and your home’s structural integrity. At the first sign of these and other problems, contact JES as soon as possible to remedy them before serious damage can develop.

Condensation

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.

Efflorescence

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.

This house has a ruined floor and wet drywall from flooding.

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 Lynchburg

The problems mentioned above can be caused by any number of things. The clay bowl effect brought on after the construction of your home can arise when the backfilled soil around your basement walls becomes overly saturated by Lynchburg’s frequent rain. This wet soil expands and creates hydrostatic pressure that pushes up against the basement walls, which can result in basement wall cracks and leaks, and even wall failure and flooding. Plumbing pipes inside your basement also can leak and rupture, and leaking appliances like water heaters and malfunctioning sump pumps also can contribute to water damage. 

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 Lynchburg

Your Lynchburg home may need certain products customized to meet its unique repair needs. No matter what your basement issue is, JES has the best solutions available to solve it. Your inspector might recommend installing an interior drainage system, a sump pump, a dehumidifier, a wall vapor barrier, or any combination or all of these products. They are designed to fit together to catch leaking water, remove it, and control moisture in your basement so it will stay healthy and dry for many years to come.

Basement Dehumidifier

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.

Crew installing interior drainage

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

The basement is an important part of your Lynchburg home, and it’s crucial to maintain its health and safety. No one should have to live with a wet, moldy, smelly basement. Make sure it is properly repaired and protected with reliable solutions only available from JES. All our basement waterproofing and other products come with nationally backed, long-term, transferrable warranties. 

You also can trust JES to keep your basement dry because of our almost 30 years of serving homeowners throughout Lynchburg. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and have earned various accolades like the Angi Super Service Award as well as positive reviews from homeowners like you. Contact us to schedule your free inspection and estimate today. We look forward to helping you create a safer and healthier home. 

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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

8122 Bethlehem Rd
Manassas, VA 20109

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA/ROANOKE

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

WESTERN VIRGINIA

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522