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Foundation & Crawl Space Repair in Northern Virginia

The structural soundness of your home’s foundation is crucial. Keep a look out for different foundation issues and trust their repairs to the experienced team at JES.

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Northern Virginia Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 420-1887



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm

Foundation Repair in Northern Virginia


Your home’s foundation serves as the backbone, supporting not only the structure but everything it encompasses, including your family. It’s essential to remain vigilant for signs like wall cracks and sinking foundations, as these are clear indicators of potential problems. Ignoring them won’t make them disappear – foundation issues tend to worsen over time, posing a potential threat to your home and family.

Yet, there’s no need for panic. Our team of seasoned professionals at JES Foundation Repair is equipped to provide a comprehensive foundation assessment and reliable long-term solutions. We’re dedicated to ensuring the security of homes across Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia, helping restore your foundation’s integrity and put your mind at ease.

Foundation Problem Signs in Northern Virginia

Numerous problem signs with the foundation of your home in Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia may arise over time. Basement wall cracks and bowing basement walls are indicators that the foundation of your home is giving way to hydrostatic pressure. You’ll notice drywall cracks, drywall nail pops, and sticking doors and windows if your foundation is settling. Additionally, uneven floors and leaning chimneys are further warning signs to be aware of. Contact our foundation repair specialists for a free inspection and repair estimate as soon as you notice any of these problems to prevent them from getting worse.

Causes of Foundation Damage in Northern Virginia


While it’s true that poor construction can lead to foundation issues, the most prevalent causes of foundation damage usually stem from the soil on which your home stands. The soil variety throughout the Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia region is vast, comprising silt loam, clay, and sandy loam. Each soil type interacts differently with the environment and structural foundations.

  • Silt Loam: This type of soil has a silky texture when moist and is often rich in nutrients. However, it is prone to compaction and may lack proper drainage, leading to water retention that can exert pressure on your home’s foundation.
  • Clay: This dense soil type is notorious for its high water retention ability. The retained water can cause the clay to expand, resulting in increased hydrostatic pressure on your foundation. This pressure can cause cracking and bowing of foundation walls over time.
  • Sandy Loam: On the contrary, sandy loam soils are well-drained. This means they do not retain much water, which can be beneficial for the stability of your foundation. However, they are also prone to shifting, which could potentially lead to uneven settling.

It’s crucial to understand that your home’s foundation integrity is not entirely dependent on the soil type. Other factors like the terrain, climate, and proper construction techniques also play a significant role. Nonetheless, soil type is a key variable in predicting potential foundation issues, and understanding your soil can help mitigate future problems.

Foundation Repair Solutions in Northern Virginia

No two homes or foundations in Northern Virginia are identical, and each will require its own personalized set of repairs. We take pride in providing a diverse array of made-in-America solutions, each backed by a national, long-term, transferrable warranty. Here’s a brief rundown of the potential solutions that your JES inspector might recommend after a free foundation inspection:

  1. Settling Issues: If your home’s foundation is settling, or sinking into the ground, our experts might suggest the use of helical piers, push piers, or slab piers. These are types of foundation supports that are installed in the ground to bear the weight of your home, helping to stabilize and potentially lift the foundation back to its original position.
  2. Cracking and Bowing Walls: If the walls of your home are cracking or bowing inward, it’s usually a sign of excessive pressure from the surrounding soil. In these cases, our specialists might recommend wall anchors or wall repair beams to provide lateral support. Alternatively, they might suggest carbon fiber reinforcing straps, which are strong and thin materials adhered to the wall to prevent further bowing and cracking.
  3. Sagging Floors and Floor Joists: If the floors in your home are sagging or bouncing, or if you’ve noticed that your floor joists in the crawl space are weakening or failing, the solution could be crawl space support posts. These are adjustable steel posts installed in the crawl space underneath your home to provide extra support and help restore sagging floor joists to their original position.

Each of these solutions addresses a specific problem related to foundation issues. The suitable solution for your home will depend on the type of foundation problem you’re experiencing, the severity of the issue, and the specific conditions of your home and property. That’s why our free foundation inspection is so important—it allows us to tailor the right solution to your home’s unique needs.

Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

For almost 30 years, homeowners in Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia have trusted JES Foundation Repair to care for their most important asset—their home. Our inspectors and crews are knowledgeable about the region’s problematic soils, frequent wet weather, and how these factors affect home foundations. In addition, we have reviews from thousands of happy customers, are BBB-accredited, and have earned numerous recognitions like the Angi Super Service Award. 

Stop the deterioration of your Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia home’s foundation today. Have it fixed and permanently protected by our skilled specialists. To schedule your free foundation inspection and repair estimate, contact us immediately. 

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Rick Smith provided a very thorough inspection of a foundation/moisture issue which has been plaguing one of the rooms in our home. Rick…

Rick Smith provided a very thorough inspection of a foundation/moisture issue which has been plaguing one of the rooms in our home. Rick spent a total of four hours meticulously examining all aspects of what could possibly be causing the problem. He carefully explained his findings in a way that was comprehensible for individuals who worked outside of the construction industry. Ultimately, he determined that the issue was unrelated specifically to our foundation and provided tips on how to deal with our problem area, despite the fact that this would mean that JES would not be receiving our business. We really appreciated his time, attention, and honesty in finding a solution to our problem, rather than just pushing a product. Rick demonstrated patience and obvious expertise. For future issues that appear to have a foundation nexus, we will return to JES because of our amazing experience with Rick.

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We had our seasonal inspection done by JES today. Andre McDuffie was my service technician and he was excellent! He identified the concerns …

We had our seasonal inspection done by JES today. Andre McDuffie was my service technician and he was excellent! He identified the concerns we had and did his best to correct. He made it very understandable as to why we were having the concerns we do. He will be putting a proposal and price together for the work that needs to be done after discussing it with his manager. Andre is a true credit & and strong asset to JES.

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Tyrone W., Quandray J., and Antuan T arrived promptly and were friendly, professional, efficient, and meticulous. They left the basement…

Tyrone W., Quandray J., and Antuan T arrived promptly and were friendly, professional, efficient, and meticulous. They left the basement spotless and took the time to explain all of the equipment and make sure I was satisfied. Thanks to a great team doing top notch work!

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JES stabilized our house foundation which is in sandy soil close to tidal water. The supervisor, Moises Paz came to the house several times …

JES stabilized our house foundation which is in sandy soil close to tidal water. The supervisor, Moises Paz came to the house several times prior to the repair to ensure the engineer had a clear understanding of the problem. He stayed in touch every step of the process. The crew Foreman Jaime Castillo and his team Antonio Canales and Jason Morales were very professional. They put down sheeting to protect the lawns and were careful around the shrubs. Mr. Castillo explained everything he was doing and why. They cleaned up, added top soil and seeded. Very satisfied. We recommend JES and Mr. Paz for any foundation work in Maryland.

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We had JES repair one side of our sinking foundation years ago and they did a fantastic job. When we recently saw wall cracks on the…

We had JES repair one side of our sinking foundation years ago and they did a fantastic job. When we recently saw wall cracks on the opposite side of the house, we immediately called them. They are incredibly responsive and so trustworthy. Jay came out, did a thorough inspection, and explained that we had a door problem, not a foundation problem. He also confirmed that JES’s years old fix our our foundation is perfect. We are so relieved to have the piece of mind that JES provides and appreciated Jay’s professionalism, comprehensiveness, and the fact that he went above and beyond (he even did a temporary fix for my door!).

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I've now had JES complete two projects in my exposed crawlspace. Both times, they have added adjustable jacks on top of footers and either…

I've now had JES complete two projects in my exposed crawlspace. Both times, they have added adjustable jacks on top of footers and either replaced a main beam or added a supplemental metal I Beam. I've been extremely impressed with their quality of work, timeliness, and efficiency. They show up ready to work and are sure to ask questions if needed. I spent time with both crews down in the crawl space and appreciated their professionalism and willingness to make things right.Foreman: Jaime CastilloAntonio CanalesJose Rafael GarciaThe only thing I was not pleased with was how little the office side of things kept in touch with me prior to pinning down this second date. I was told on multiple occasions I'd be receiving an update from the office and each time I had to call them. Again, overall I am very happy, hats off to the site workers and everyone I spoke to the in the office was very pleasant, I just wish they had provided more updates without being prompted. Would do business with again in the future.

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My field inspector Rick Smith drove 2 1/2 hours and then spent 3 hours with me fully inspecting my foundation and explaining every detail…

My field inspector Rick Smith drove 2 1/2 hours and then spent 3 hours with me fully inspecting my foundation and explaining every detail of the process and educating me along the way. I felt like he really cared and wasn’t just trying to sell me the most expensive product. Because I felt so comfortable with Rick, I feel confident that JES is going to go above and beyond in repairing my foundation and protecting my home.

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JES team was professional, punctual, and highly responsive to my questions regarding the project chartered. Jorge, the project manager,…

JES team was professional, punctual, and highly responsive to my questions regarding the project chartered. Jorge, the project manager, maintained communications well, answered my questions in a timely manner, and offered up solutions which met the needs of the specific project. Ahmed Fotana and Kevin Roberts, the two on-site technicians, were punctual, took the time to educate me while performing the job, and the workmanship met my quality expectations. Great job finishing the job. Thank you!

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Rudy Gonzalez,Jose Reyes,and LuisFernando-Palma were a great team that worked on our house. They arrived promptly everyday ready for work,…

Rudy Gonzalez,Jose Reyes,and LuisFernando-Palma were a great team that worked on our house. They arrived promptly everyday ready for work, were very professional, explained each step along the way, and cleaned up before they left. Kudos to the A-team! We already notice a difference in the house! Thanks Rudy, Jose, and Luis. You guys have made us feel safe!

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Booked an estimate for some work in a crawl space at a home in WV. Rick Smith showed up but was unable to provide an estimate due to…

Booked an estimate for some work in a crawl space at a home in WV. Rick Smith showed up but was unable to provide an estimate due to clearance within the crawl space. He was able to answer a few questions and provide some guidance on how to move forward. It was unfortunate that we were unable to obtain service from this company.

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Bryan and Austin did a fantastic job filling voids under my garage and lifting sections of concrete patio. They were professional, offered …

Bryan and Austin did a fantastic job filling voids under my garage and lifting sections of concrete patio. They were professional, offered helpful tips, and explained the process. They showed attention to detail and left a clean workspace.

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They did a fantastic job! Very quick and always polite. Our little crew was only 3 people: Jose Rodriguez, Henry Ayala, and Jamie Salos. I…

They did a fantastic job! Very quick and always polite. Our little crew was only 3 people: Jose Rodriguez, Henry Ayala, and Jamie Salos. I could not recommend them more!

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Jaime Castillo (foreman), and Antonio Canales were absolutely AMAZING! They stayed in communication with us throughout the process, and…

Jaime Castillo (foreman), and Antonio Canales were absolutely AMAZING! They stayed in communication with us throughout the process, and made sure that everything was up to par. I highly recommend this crew! They are courteous, kind, and cleaned up well after they finished. This team came in after a previous team made a hot mess the week prior. The concern they showed was amazing. Give this team a raise!

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The team who fixed our support beams/foundation was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Freddy Zavaleta, Walter Zavaleta, and…

The team who fixed our support beams/foundation was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Freddy Zavaleta, Walter Zavaleta, and Jaime Salas who did the repairs: they were friendly, timely, and did wonderful work. Also, the permit team at JES really helped us when we still hadn’t received word from the city and it had been 6 weeks (and my husband and I had been sleeping on the couch and floor because the support beams were so bad under our room). Thank you to the entire team!

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Jay came out to my house to conduct a free estimate to see if some of the cracks in my foundation were symptomatic of a larger problem, or…

Jay came out to my house to conduct a free estimate to see if some of the cracks in my foundation were symptomatic of a larger problem, or were anything to worry about. He was very professional, took some measurements – including with a laser level – and looked around for any additional signs of a foundation issue. He took the time to explain things to me, and really helped me understand my foundation, terminology, and things to watch for! He helped to point out that I wasn't in any danger from the issues I saw, and gave me helpful advice on ways to make sure it stays that way! Would highly recommend JES to anyone (and would come back to them if I ever have any other issues), but especially would recommend to first time homeowners who have questions and want a straight up and honest answer on their issues!

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We had our outside walkway lifted today as it had sunk to a dangerous angle. JES gave us a thorough inspect and estimate. They arrived…

We had our outside walkway lifted today as it had sunk to a dangerous angle. JES gave us a thorough inspect and estimate. They arrived early and did an excellent job being very respectful of the lawn and gardens. Bryan Rutherford and Austin Hicks were the technicians on the job. Very pleasant to deal with and explained everything. Thanks JES.

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Rick of JES spent two hours of his Saturday going over my situation at my home. His analysis was detailed and thoroghly explained. I'm…

Rick of JES spent two hours of his Saturday going over my situation at my home. His analysis was detailed and thoroghly explained. I'm more than grateful and will be using his services.

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My original appointment was to be on a Friday at 2pm. JES texted me the Monday prior asking if I would like to change the appointment to…

My original appointment was to be on a Friday at 2pm. JES texted me the Monday prior asking if I would like to change the appointment to Tuesday at 2, which was great. The inspector, Jay called early Tuesday to see if we could meet at 1130. Jay showed up on time and we immediately dug into the issue…a likely sunken corner foundation of my carport. Jay covered all the possible solutions, went thru the warranty, timing, cost, etc. At no point did I feel pressured to make a decision and Jay conducted himself in a pleasant and professional manor.

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JES Foundation Repair service area map of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our Locations

Baltimore

8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236

Fredericksburg

311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136

Richmond

309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

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