Work to save condemned Chesapeake home begins

WAVY News 10

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The work to save a sinking “house from hell” in Chesapeake is officially underway.

Kevin Bond, the 31-year Navy veteran and home owner, found himself in a house that was condemned by the City of Chesapeake. 10 On Your Side brought you Bond’s story in November.

JES Foundation Repair contacted then 10 On Your Side a few weeks after hearing about Bond’s story, expressing that they wanted to help save his home.

A code official called the home an unsafe structure and recommended that the house be demolished. Due to the house’s sinking, the front of the house is 18 inches lower than the back.

Scott Davis, P.E., vice president of JES Foundation Repair, said they will be using a foundation piering system that will hydraulically push piping all around house into deeper, stabler ground — as deep as 100 feet.

Davis says that the hydraulics will be engaged tomorrow in order to physically lift the house’s structure at once.

10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox was in Chesapeake Friday for the start of JES’ work.

Stay with WAVY News 10 and WAVY.com for continuing coverage of this work throughout the weekend.

 

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