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Over 70,000+ Homes Repaired
Having repaired over 70,000+ homes throughout Virginia, as well as DC, Maryland, and northeastern NC since 1993, we know what types of crawl space problems exist in your area. And since JES is locally owned and operated by Professional Engineers, you can feel confident knowing that the crawl space repair solutions we recommend take into account local considerations like your weather, soil, and geography.
A wet crawl space creates an environment that is unhealthy, smelly, and structurally unsound. Wet crawl spaces allow mold and dust mites to thrive, producing millions of toxic airborne mold spores .
Contaminated air from your damp crawl space is drawn up into the living areas of your home, which worsens allergy symptoms and indoor air quality . An unhealthy crawl space also increases your electric bills , is the cause of your cold floors , and also allows pest and rodent infestations .
Insects and pests love damp crawl spaces ! These pests feast on the wood rot and decay caused by a damp unsealed crawl space . Plus all of that moisture can create structural damage, like sagging floors .
Problem signs like these are most often symptoms of serious foundation problems, and the underlying issues need to be addressed.
You need proven, patented solutions from experts in foundation repair, and a thorough inspection to ensure the safety of your home’s foundation.
Foundation Repair Warning Signs
Bowed basement walls are caused by too much pressure pushing against your basement walls. When water drains into the ground by your foundation, the soil expands as it absorbs water, pushing against your basement walls. And as the soil dries, it pulls away from your basement walls, creating weak areas in your foundation. This is a serious foundation issue that needs to be repaired ASAP!
Wall cracks, floor cracks, and ceiling cracks are the number one sign that your foundation may be failing . Brick and block cracks are a result of house settling , which if left unchecked can create serious damage . Horizontal, vertical or stair step cracks in your foundation or brick facing indicate that your foundation is need of repair. Inside of your home, drywall cracks, stucco or plaster cracks, and ceiling cracks also are a clear indication of foundation failure .
Chimney leaning or brick cracks are a sign that you have a house settlement problem . Your chimney is the heaviest portion of your home and there’s a lot of weight concentrated in a small space. If your foundation isn’t stable or the soil that your foundation sits on is unstable then your chimney will start to lean or bricks will crack.
Uneven, bowing or sagging floors are caused by settling support columns or sagging floor joists . When your home is built, the support structure is designed to hold whatever is on top of it. Over time unstable soil, poor support design or waterproofing issues will damage your home’s foundation which could cause your uneven floors.
Stuck windows and doors are a result of house settling and can be a sign that your home’s foundation requires repair. Doors and windows can stick, swing open after being pushed shut, or have gaps around the top and bottom when your foundation is sinking. Problems such as this are normally a result of poor soil preparation during construction or inadequate drainage around your foundation .
Floor gaps, wall gaps and gaps between your floor and baseboards are a sign that you have sagging floor joists or your house is settling. Both of these problems are safety hazards and, if left unfixed, will cause additional damage to your home.
Ground sinking near your home’s foundation indicates that you have a serious foundation problem . It may not be the first thing you notice so look for other common foundation problem signs like drywall cracks, stuck windows, house settling noises, and cracked bricks.
Drywall nail pops are small, cracked circles where the nail pulls away from the drywall or sheet rock, exposing the nail head or pushing the paint away from the wall. Drywall nail pops occur when you have house settlement . While drywall nail pops seem like nothing more than a minor annoyance, they could be a sign that your house is settling and may have other foundation issues.
Why Choose JES?
We have professional engineers on staff. Proven, patented products. 70,000+ homes repaired since 1993. Serving VA, DC, MD & Northeastern NC. Thorough, friendly inspections. Long-term transferrable warranties. Solutions tested by the ICC. Financing options available. If you don’t need repairs, we’ll tell you!
Trusted Foundation Repair Solutions
Helical Piers are used to stabilize your home’s foundation permanently – this process is also called foundation underpinning. The piers are drilled down into stable soil or bedrock which not only permanently stabilizes your home but can also lift your home back to its original position.
JES Helical Piers are hot-dip galvanized to protect against corrosion, and the pier shafts are round, which is the strongest underpinning solution design. And Helical Piers can be installed quickly without digging using portable equipment so there is minimal disruption to your home and property , and almost no mess! Our Helical Piers have been tested and approved by the International Code Council, ensuring that you receive only the best foundation repair solution for your home.
Push Piers are installed in bedrock – the most stable soil level – and offer a permanent solution to your foundation settlement problem. JES Push Piers not only stabilize your home but they also offer the best opportunity to raise your home back to its original level, increasing home value.
JES Push Piers are the strongest piers available on the market today , designed to be two-times stronger than needed, providing a safe, life-long foundation support system. And Push Piers can be installed quickly without digging using portable equipment so there is minimal disruption to your home and property , and almost no mess! Our Push Piers have been tested in all soil types and are made of ASTM certified material, giving you the peace of mind knowing that you have a permanent solution to your home’s foundation problems.
Slab Piers are used for homes that are built on a concrete slab foundation. The piers are installed into a deep, stable soil to level and stabilize your home, and lift the concrete slab and interior walls.
JES Slab Piers are installed in stable soil and are made of galvanized steel, offering a solution that resists corrosion and fixes your foundation problems for life. Our Slab Piers will lift and level your slab foundation, eliminating tipping hazards and restoring your home’s property value. And Slab Piers can be installed quickly without digging using portable equipment so there is minimal disruption to your home and property , and almost no mess!
The Crawl Space Jacks system is a solution to sagging floors, bouncy floors and uneven floors . The Crawl Space Jacks system is an adjustable, high capacity steel pier that supports floor joists and beams and can even raise your floor back to its original level.
IntelliJacks are safe, reliable, and built to last, featuring heavy galvanized steel that has been load tested to support over 60,000 pounds each! Crawl Space Jacks system can be installed in tight spaces and don’t require heavy machinery which can damage your property. No concrete is needed to install IntelliJacks making installation fast using portable equipment so there is minimal disruption to your home and property, and almost no mess!
Wall Anchors permanently stabilize your foundation walls, repairing leaning or bowed walls and cracks. Bowed basement or foundation walls are a serious foundation repair problem sign, and our Wall Anchors feature a lifetime transferable warranty , giving you peace of mind knowing that your foundation issues have been resolved once and for all!
Wall Anchors save you the cost, stress and mess of foundation wall replacement without disrupting your schedule or your home. Wall Anchors will restore your property value by stabilizing your foundation walls, increasing your living and storage space, and they feature a unique cover to give them a finished, clean look after installation is complete. Our Wall Anchors also can be installed around your home’s beams and decking, with minimal disruption to your landscaping .
The Wall Brace system reinforces your foundation walls and is typically used when your neighbor’s property is too close to install JES Wall Anchors. The Wall Brace is made of heavy-duty, corrosion protected steel beams , and over time it can even straighten your bowed walls while restoring your property value. The Wall Brace offers a long lasting solution to your foundation problems.
The Wall Brace system is custom fitted to your basement , so there is no height restriction for installation. And small, portable equipment is used for the installation, minimizing the risk of property damage without digging or the use of concrete. The Wall Brace system features a long-term warranty, giving you the peace of mind knowing that your foundation.
The Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcement system is a state-of-the-art wall reinforcement system that can restore the value of your home. Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcement is 10-times stronger than steel and is installed flat against your bowed or cracked walls. The unique straps are flexible which allows them to mold to your basement walls, which gives you a strong and long lasting wall stabilization solution .
Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcement features an easy, low-mess, and fast installation , which means no digging, drilling or other messy installation methods. And since the Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcement installs flat against your basement walls, once installed it can be painted or drywalled over , keeping your basement living space looking nice. With a 25-year warranty , this affordable foundation solution will give you the confidence of knowing that your bowed or cracked basement walls are fixed for the long-term.
Free Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair
When you request your free inspection today, you will receive our full-color “Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair”, written by the Professional Engineers here at JES! It includes everything you need to know about your home’s foundation, including what causes foundation problems, what problem signs to look for, and what to look for in a foundation repair contractor. Get your free guide today!
Don’t wait! Get your free crawl space inspection today!
Take the first step to a safe crawl space and home by requesting your free, no obligation inspection (a $399 value) by a professional foundation repair expert at JES today! Our experts will evaluate your individual needs and propose a solution tailored to you, your home and your specific needs based upon the soil types, climate and other factors in the state of Virginia.
From our experience, we often see crawl space issues arise from moisture, condensation, and water vapor issues. We’ve also seen many sump pumps overflow, torn, thin vapor barriers, and underdeveloped jacks used to support the entire weight of a house! Remember, we’re consultants, not salesmen! We’re here to help you protect your greatest asset – your home!