By now you know the truth about open crawl space vents and the science behind crawl space encapsulation. As a homeowner you want to protect your home, right? So, while new homes are still built with dirt crawl spaces and open vents, we’re here to educate homeowners throughout the lifecycle of homeownership – and it starts from the ground up. Sealing your crawl space is one of the most important decisions to make for your home and family’s safety. Learn more about our crawl space doors and access wells.
Crawl space doors and access wells are tough, weather proof solutions that are installed in the same spot as your current crawl space door or access well.
These solutions are built to last and will never rot or rust and are waterproof and resistant to mold growth. We offer Crawl Space Doors, Access Wells, and a below-grade crawl space access door.
You can find out more about crawl space doors and access wells and if they’re the best solution for your home by scheduling a free inspection with one of our professional crawl space moisture management experts.
Crawl Space Doors – The Benefits:
- Totally immune to moisture damage.
- Will never rot, warp or crack like wood doors.
- Maintenance free: no painting required, ever.
- Airtight seal keeps moisture, pests and outside air out of your crawl space.
- Can be installed against wood framing or masonry.
- Easy to open if access is required.
Crawl Space Doors and Access Well Products
Crawl Space Doors
JES Crawl Space Doors are tough, weatherproof crawl space access doors that are installed in the same spot as your current crawl space door. Our Crawl Space Door is easy to install, built to last and will never rot or rust and is waterproof and resistant to mold growth.
The JES Access Well is a strong, heavy grade polyethylene well that protects your crawl space access door from being covered with soil or blocked by landscaping. Once installed, the JES Access Well is almost flush with the ground and doesn’t spoil the beauty of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Crawl Space Doors
Crawl space doors need to follow a number of guidelines for maximum benefit. What do you need to know about these important openings?
Especially if you have a crawl space opening from the outside of your home, you should make sure you have a durable and tight-fitting crawl space door. This makes sure that moisture stays out of your crawl space, but that any crawl space repair experts can make their way inside for inspections.
The International Residential Code recommends that openings for crawl space access must be at least 18 by 24 inches if the entrance exists in the floor of the house, or 16 by 24 inches if the entrance exists in the crawl space walls. However, local legislation may have its own requirements that contradict these codes.
The cost of replacing your existing crawl space door may vary tremendously depending on many factors. You may need to consider the existing crawl space door, any crawl space damage you already have, and why you’re replacing the door. An inspection is the first step toward an accurate cost estimate.
Installing a crawl space door can be a confusing and difficult process for people who don’t know how to do it. It’s vital that you install your crawl space door properly, so don’t do it on your own. Schedule an inspection with a JES crawl space expert to learn more about your options.
The Experts at JES Can Help!
Are you looking for local crawl space contractors in Virginia, DC, Maryland, or Northeastern North Carolina? At JES Foundation Repair our team of in-house crawl space experts has warranted solutions for crawl spaces and foundations of all types.
If you’re not sure of the source of your crawl space problem, give us a call at 757-301-4820, and schedule a free inspection. We’ll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.
We’re proud to serve all of Hampton Roads, from Virginia Beach throughout Williamsburg and surrounding areas; Northern Virginia, DC, and Southern Maryland. View a complete list of our service areas.