The Basics Of Basement Repair
Maryland homeowners have plenty of steps that they’ll consider taking when the spring rolls around each year. While planting the garden, handling spring cleaning, and even pressure washing the deck are all common tasks, it’s also important to look at your walls or foundation to check for signs of a need of basement repair. Damage can easily occur, and it’s important to repair those issues and prevent future problems from occurring.
The damage generally occurs from moisture. Whether soggy ground causes excessive settling or a crack in the concrete lets water in which then freezes and expands, a basement with damaged walls can be risky for any homeowner.
Repairs generally focus on a few things. Major cracks are sealed with modern materials that actually stretch, breathe, and adjust to various conditions. This means that instead of the rigid concrete of years past, we’re utilizing the best products on the market to ensure that issues don’t return. The cracks are identified and sealed, leaving your home in top shape.
Of course, the repairing of the cracks is only the first step. You also have to deal with the prevention of future problems. This could include applying basement waterproofing to the exterior of the foundation, modifying the slope of your property, or even installing drainage solutions, but the core focus should be on identifying the cause of the damage and then preventing it.
That prevention is important, and could save you a considerable amount of money. But remember that even the most well-maintained homes can sometimes suffer from basement damage. Prevention isn’t always 100% effective for decades, but it can certainly help reduce the frequency of problems.
Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we try to focus on preventing basement or foundation wall damage, but if it occurs there are some options you can take. While you’re handling other spring tasks, be sure to take your foundation into consideration as well.