The base of your house is the most important aspect of the entire structure. It is responsible for supporting the entire load weight of your house. A foundation issue can cause damage to your house, reduce its value, and put your safety at risk.
If there are no apparent structural defects, foundation maintenance is often ignored. It’s important to look for signs of foundation degradation in addition to the routine maintenance checks. When there are cracks in the basement, it’s a warning that there’s an issue with the foundation. Cracks in the walls, misaligned doors and windows, ceiling & wall or floor gaps, out of level or broken floors, corner trim separation, and a sagging roofline are all possible symptoms.
If you discover these issues, you should seek the advice of a foundation specialist, such as a foundation repair contractor or a foundation engineer, to determine the cause of the foundation damage. Foundation cracks could be caused by seasonal soil movement, non-compacted fill, poor construction, poor site drainage, or plumbing leaks. These knowledgeable experts may identify the cause of the problem and suggest the best foundation repair option.
The cost of repairing a broken foundation as well as the repair options will be determined by the cause of the damage. Exterior work is one of the costliest foundation repair options. This is accomplished by excavating and exposing the foundation walls, as well as installing waterproofing membranes to prevent water from seeping through the cracks and causing further damage. Such work will take several days, necessitate the use of a backhoe, necessitate a huge vacant area for the excavation, and obliterate the landscaping around your house.
Interior foundation repair is more common and less costly than exterior foundation repair. For nearly two decades, urethane foam injection has been used to keep water out of cracks. A technician will perform this concrete crack repair work indoors by injecting the crack with urethane that has a strong bonding strength and will not be broken by dissolved salts in the concrete base.
Provided by: Foundation Repair Winnipeg