How To Avoid Costly Foundation Repair
The polar vortex and endless winter have taken their toll on Maryland, Virginia and the northeast. The constant freezing and thawing have made everyone long for spring and warmer temperatures. But the spring thaw could bring with it an unpleasant surprise in the form of cracks in your foundation walls. These in turn could lead to flooded basements or even structural instability. This could require expensive repairs and diminish the value of your home should you choose to put it on the market. Fortunately, you can prevent damage to your foundation and save yourself thousands of dollars with some preventive measures that are far easier to implement than a costly foundation repair.
Preventative Measures Will Give You Peace Of Mind
Cracks in your foundation can have several causes. As the ground freezes and thaws, the soil under your home expands and contracts. This places stress on the foundation, and can cause it to crack. Cracks in your foundation will allow water to seep in, which could flood your basement, and cause further damage to your home. However, AA Action Waterproofing can help you prevent this scenario by waterproofing your basement, and repairing cracks in your foundation. Waterproofing your basement will prevent existing cracks from becoming worse, and will prevent flooding, which can require extensive repairs and result in the loss of valued possessions.
Foundation repair will prevent a minor problem from becoming a major expense down the road. Foundation repair involves one or more of the following: repairing cracks in your foundation, installing reinforcing piers under your house, installing basement anchor walls and possibly, if needed, replacing the foundation entirely. These repairs may seem costly, but the cost of preventative repairs pales in comparison to the cost of major structural repairs and the potential loss of property value. Don’t put off needed repairs, contact AA Action Waterproofing today and get started on protecting your home.