Four Foundation Repair Facts That You Might Not Know
Unless you’re an expert on the subject, it’s probably pretty hard to get excited about foundation repair. Even so, there are some basic (and “not so basic!”) facts about it that you should know.
Foundation repair is often a necessary part of getting your home back in working order after you have had a basement flood. After all, the basement and the foundation are closely intertwined. As important as that is, however, it’s not the whole story.
Let’s think about some important foundation repair facts:
- Even Homes That Are Well-Kept Could Need Foundation RepairThanks to the nature of the work your foundation does, it could become damaged over time even if there are no major problems or crises. Weight distribution and other factors inherent to your structure could mean that, over time, your home “settles” and smaller cracks become bigger. Luckily, your foundation can be repaired and reinforced at practically any time.
- Foundation Repair Should Use Advanced MaterialsOne of the first things that happens during a foundation repair job is the identification and patching of any major cracks. In the past, cement and other standard materials were used. Now, there are advanced materials that can stretch and “breathe” with a structure, reducing the odds that problems will recur once they have been treated.
- Foundation Repair Should Also be Eco-FriendlyThe materials used to patch up your foundation will seep into the ground over time, and will do so faster if you live in an area with lots of precipitation. That being the case, you should make sure only non-toxic chemicals are used. In some cases, there’ve been reports of poor foundation repair jobs leading to unhealthy lawns and other situations. We take a “green” approach!
- If You’re Building Up Or Out, Consider Your Foundation FirstIf it’s time to add a new room or even a new story to your home, you’ll want to make sure that your foundation is in tip top shape first. It may take only a few hours to inspect your foundation, but it can save you a lot of money and trouble in the long run. Make foundation repair one of your priorities as you’re drawing up plans and getting permits.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we’ve handled foundation repair jobs under even the toughest circumstances — when serious flooding threatened residents with long-term foundation problems. We can help you, too.
Talk to one of our experts today to learn more.