Thursday, May 4th
Wet, expanding soils caused this basement wall to bow.
Water can be especially hard on foundations because, being entirely or partially buried in wet soil, they are the areas of the house that are in constant contact with water. Rainwater, if not properly controlled and diverted, can inflict an enormous amount of damage in a home’s foundation, sometimes ruining its structural integrity.
Water affects foundation in three main ways:
A puddle on the floor or a small crack on the basement wall is often something homeowners feel like they can deal with, and many actually put up with for many years, before they consider calling a pro.
On the other hand, a sinking foundation, or a bowing, cracking basement wall, can seem more serious. It's frightening when the very structure that keeps your whole house standing is compromised. Fortunately, in many cases, the structural damage is not as bad as it looks, and thanks to modern foundation repair technologies, most problems can be solved.
Basement Systems, through our sister company Foundation Supportworks, offers the most advanced and reliable foundation repair solutions, for all types of foundation problems. Offering products ranging from foundation piers, to wall anchors, and crawl space jacks, there is hardly any type of structural damage that our dealers can’t solve.
Are you in need of foundation repair for your home? Find your local Foundation Supportworks dealer and schedule a free estimate today!
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