Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 by NV Admin
Changes in your home foundation can cause subtle changes inside your home and can be hard to notice until the problem causes major damage, which can lead to expensive repairs. The durability of your foundation will determine how your home maintains its structural integrity. This does not mean the age of your home is the main factor in distinguishing the problems you might face with your home. If you are unsure whether your home foundation has damage or not, it is recommended that you work with a professional foundation repair company to properly assess your situation.
NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair is considered the best foundation repair company. Our team has serviced basements and crawl spaces throughout the Greater Washington D.C. area since 1986. No matter what type of wet basement and foundation issues your home may be experiencing, you can trust us to provide the solutions you need to keep your home safe and dry this winter season. While every foundation is unique, it is important to pay close attention to the following signs of foundation damage as you inspect your home.
While many homes experience cracks, it is important to pay attention to these as they often indicate foundation problems. There are different types of cracks, and they can vary in several ways including how they were initially created. Cracks in the foundation can also lead to other issues, some of which are listed below, as they allow excess moisture to seep into the home.
If your doors or windows are not closing properly or are difficult to open, your foundation may be experiencing settling or it may be sinking further into the ground. Before you replace any of your windows and doors, consider having your foundation inspected by an expert to make sure you are repairing the right problem.
If your floors are uneven or sinking, this can be a sign of major issues with the foundation. Contributing factors to this situation include humidity from water seepage, nonexistent foundation waterproofing, and shifting soil. Uneven floors not only indicate the potential need for professional foundation repairs, but they can lead to injuries to loved ones if left unchecked.
Although not every home has a chimney, when present it is important to pay close attention to it. If your chimney appears to be tilting or cracking, you may want to call for professional foundation repair assistance. Expanding soil or poor exterior drainage can lead to foundation settlement, which negatively affect the chimney.
If your walls are bowing inwards, then this is another sign of a serious foundation problem. It’s possible that your basement is experiencing the effects of soil expansion, which is when wet soil expands and pushes against the foundation. As the soil dries, it will pull away from your foundation. This constant back and forth, especially when it rains often, can cause areas in the foundation to weaken quickly. These weaken areas will eventually lead to your walls bowing.
Every foundation is unique, which means that every foundation problem requires special care in the repair process. Our foundation repair professionals at NV Waterproofing can examine and provide custom repair plans tailored to your foundation needs. Our professional contractors receive expert training and complete the required certifications, so you can rest assured that your foundation is receiving the best treatment possible.
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