About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!
Cracks, leaks and settling are problems that effect foundations in basements. The basement foundation problems in your home usually start off small and develop into more serious issues. Identifying the issues in your basement and promptly having them repaired will ensure they do not end up being serious structural problems. Here are some of the solutions for your growing basement foundation problems:
1. Interior Drainage Systems That Deal with More Than Plumbing Water
The interior of your basement is somewhere that water gets in from foundation damage, the plumbing of your home, as well as condensation and other sources. The battle against water in a basement is never ending, which is why having a good interior foundation drainage system is essential. The foundation drainage system will go to a sump pump well, where water from the foundation, as well as the plumbing in the basement is pumped out to the main sewer lines going from your home.
2. Crack Sealing and Exterior Drainage Improvements for Foundation Wall Problems
The cracks of foundation walls are usually caused by poor waterproofing systems and static water pressure. As the drainage around your home filters through the soil, it causes pressure against the concrete walls; causing cracks that eventually lead to water problems in the basement. The method used to correct this problem is a special crack sealing process with a concrete adhesive and sealant. These repairs usually last for a few years, but need to be inspected regularly. In addition, improvements to the drainage on the exterior of your home will also help to prevent cracks in your foundation.
3. Settling and Structural Damage That Require Improvements to Foundation Footings
Soft soil, backfill and poor foundation footings contribute to serious structural problems that start in the basement of your home. Erosion contributes to settling, which drainage improvements will help prevent. The failing footings and other structural problems from settling may require concrete repairs such as, reinforced footings, tensioned concrete or the use of pier jacking to support loads in soft soils. Your home may need one or a combination of these repairs to stop settling and structural damage.
With good repairs, your basement will be safe from problems due to a failing foundation. Contact services like Claggett & Sons Inc to get help with the repairs needed for your home. The concrete service will be able to help with repairs and improvements that help keep your basement safe from water damage and structural problems.