Count on our certified experts to inspect and evaluate your property’s foundation so that any necessary foundation repair can be completed immediately. For foundation leaks or basement wall cracks, we are on the cutting-edge of foundation crack repair offering permanent solutions to your problems.
Seasonal Changes and Weather
A big reason for foundation cracks and other issues is the change in weather. This is especially the case where the soil has high clay content, as clay absorbs water. This causes the soil to expand when wet and settle when dry.
A poorly designed drainage system can lead to standing water under and around your home which can cause a damp basement, a sagging crawl space, and much worse. You could end up with a bug infestation, mold growth, and health problems because of your leaking basement.
When the foundation walls are under additional pressure from the soil, this is hydrostatic pressure. The ability of your foundation wall to withstand such pressure can be affected resulting in bowing which shifts your foundation and causes basement wall cracks.
A home with a slab foundation will likely have pipes running under it. If these pipes leak, you could have standing water, foundation cracks, and other issues.