Foundation repair is serious business. Do you have cracked walls? Doors that won’t close? Bulging floors? Any of these can be signs of foundation problems. Foundation settlement can lead to major structural problems within your home. Luckily there are ways to perform foundation repair that don’t involve tearing it out and starting from scratch.
Serious foundation cracks can be either hairline cracks or stair step cracks that look like a staircase as they go up your concrete block wall in your basement. Hairline cracks that are wider at either the top or the bottom are serious, and you should have a professional check them out and make recommendations. A foundation crack that is ¼ of an inch wide or more is letting water in, and needs to be fixed before things get worse.
Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.
In any case, water is the main culprit in the vast majority of soil problems that cause foundation cracks and settling. If you see signs of foundation distress, such as cracks or crumbling, don’t delay in scheduling foundation repair. The longer you wait, the more your foundation could sink, settle, bow inwards and cause further costly damage.
When you call Bel Air Waterproofing, we’ll evaluate the concrete/block damage, troubleshoot the cause, and make the needed repairs, whether we need to make surface repairs, repair concrete cracks, or make structural repairs. We’ll also make recommendations to alleviate the cause of the problem, if it is still ongoing. That may include basement waterproofing.
We provide foundation repair, basement waterproofing and related services to homeowners and businesses in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Call us today at 410-879-0008 to schedule an evaluation of your foundation.</p.