Unexpected Sources Of Foundation Damage Can Contribute To Floods
As a homeowner, you already know that the foundation of your residence is one of the most important parts of your structure. Although you need walls, a roof, and doors, all of these things and many more depend on the overall stability of your foundation to function.
The older your building is, the more likely that it has already sustained some damage that will require the help of an expert to fix. This kind of damage can gradually make it more likely that a flood will take place.
That having been said, there are some lesser-known factors that can also contribute to foundation damage. If your home fits into any of the categories below, then it’s a good idea to get someone to help you by inspecting your foundation.
Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we can do this in the course of your waterproofing job.
Consider the following:
- Your Home Is Very Tall
The taller your home is, the more pressure is placed on the foundation. Two-story and three-story buildings need to have significant attention paid to their foundations on a regular basis. If it is found that the load of the home is not distributed in an even way, then the homeowner needs to be even more careful in making sure the foundation is looked at every few years.
- Your Home Is In An Area With Radical Changes Of Weather
As we all know, most materials expand and contract based upon whether the external conditions are hot or cold. While most areas in our service regions have defined seasons with ordinary temperature variations, you’ll notice that we’ve faced many major changes in temperature during the winter of 2015 alone. Every time there’s a major change, it exerts pressure on the foundation.
- You’ve Dealt With Heavy Rain Or A Previous Flood Already
Just as with the health of a human being, one catastrophic event can make a future catastrophic event more likely. If you’ve already had a flood in the basement once, then you probably have significantly widened cracks and a higher potential for warping throughout the foundation than you would have otherwise.
Luckily, no matter how significant the damage may be, you still have the opportunity to fully restore your foundation to health. Just call the experts at AA Action Waterproofing today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goal at a far reduced price.