Structural Repairs And Stopping Leaks
Damages in your home’s structure will often lead to the need for structural repair, as these damages will allow water to seep through and get into your home causing mold or mildew growth. The most common forms of structural repair we see at AA Action Waterproofing are foundation cracks and damages to retaining walls, and we work to fix these structural damages in order to waterproof your home and allow moisture to remain outdoors where it belongs.
Several factors can contribute to structural damages, and these are often unavoidable during the life of a home. One of the most common causes of the need for structural repair is age, and as a home ages, it will naturally see some breaking down of materials. An older home with an older foundation or retaining walls is more likely to see moisture seeping through or getting in when compared to a home with a newer foundation, and in these instances it’s important that the home is waterproofed in order to keep the structure and its occupants safe.
Another common cause of structural repair is the simple changing of the seasons, as the PA, NJ, DE, VA, MD, and DC areas tend to see some pretty cold winters followed by some pretty hot summers. During the winter, the ground will expand and contract with the forming of ice and the changing of the temperatures, and this natural process can take quite a toll on your foundation and your home’s other structural aspects. This natural occurrence is unavoidable, but it can lead to foundation or retaining wall damage, which is why it’s important to keep an eye on your structures and determine when waterproofing may be necessary.
When it comes to waterproofing and structural damages, it’s always better to be prepared beforehand, rather than after it becomes a necessity. When any moisture is allowed to seep into the home, you’re creating a perfect environment for mold growth, and this can lead to a much more complicated process later on, so it’s always best to waterproof first before you’re faced with a more expensive and more complex moisture situation. At AA Action Waterproofing, our professionals can help you to check for structural damages and keep your home prepared through a variety of waterproofing methods to ensure your basement stays healthy and dry throughout all seasons of the year.