Virginia Foundation Solutions
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The Importance of Exterior Water Mitigation and Management

Maintaining a strong, stable foundation and protecting your home’s structure and indoor air quality is critical in ensuring your home remains safe for you and your family. There are some important things to keep in mind to ensure your home is protected now and into the future. One of those is the impact water can have. The presence of moisture or standing water in or around your home can result in serious issues requiring costly repairs if left unresolved. Taking preventative steps to protect your home from water damage now will ultimately save you time and money and ensure your home remains a safe place to live.

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Why Exterior Water Management Is Important

Heavy rainstorms and snowmelt result in a concentration of water, which needs to go somewhere. If you don’t have proper exterior water mitigation and management solutions in place, that water may collect around your home’s foundation. This pooling water may eventually make its way into your basement or crawl space and cause costly problems. Additionally, if your home sits on a plot with a significant grade, the excess water can cause soil erosion over time. This erosion can not only harm your landscaping but can also ultimately result in foundation damage. It’s vital to take preventive steps to protect your home and property from these occurrences.

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What Are Exterior Water Management Solutions?

On Your Home

As runoff from heavy storms and snowmelt plays a key role in water buildup around your home, mitigation steps should start from the top down. Make sure you have these items properly installed:

  • Gutters
  • Leaf guards
  • Downspouts

On the Ground

Often homeowners do not have the proper grade on their property or between a neighbor’s property. Solutions to fix this include:

  • Make adjustments to the grading when possible.
  • Create swales to divert water.
  • Install drain boxes.

Below Ground

Ultimately the goal is to prevent any water from leaking into your basement or crawl space. One time-tested solution is to install a quality sump pump, which will work hard to keep your home dry, even in the heaviest of storms.


If you would like more information about exterior water mitigation and management solutions or would like an expert to provide a free inspection of your property, contact Virginia Foundation Solutions today!

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Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.


Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News


We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas



Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi



VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News


Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach