Fixing your home’s foundation problems is one thing that should never be pushed to the backburner. Protect the integrity of your home by keeping a vigilant eye out for signs of distress. Last year’s problems will only become bigger as spring nears. Moisture from melting snow and spring rain, combined with soil expansion and contraction, can increase pressure on your foundation and lead to leaks or worse. Learn to spot warning signs and get your foundation repaired before the problems spiral out of control.
What happens during spring?
Winter snow melts as the temperatures begin to crawl above zero degrees in early spring. Combined with heavy spring rain, the soil that surrounds your home’s foundation can quickly become saturated. Furthermore, the freeze-thaw cycle causes the surrounding soil to expand and contract erratically, causing a dramatic increase of pressure on your foundation. If you don’t account for these issues, your foundation may crack, bulge, buckle, or otherwise deteriorate. As a result, water will seep into your basement and damage your property. It may even become hazardous to your health if the problem is left unattended and mould begins to grow.
What are some warning signs?
There are many signs that may indicate foundation distress. If you spot any of these issues, be sure to contact foundation repair experts to diagnose and solve the problem. Whether caused by the transition from winter to spring or another source, it is vital that you address foundation problems immediately to prevent further damage to the home. Signs on the outside of the home can include cracks in the foundation, separation around doors, windows, and walls, and cracked or broken bricks. Warning signs inside the home include cracks, pooling water, and mould in the basement.
How can it be fixed?
Foundation repair experts can fix your foundation problems. They have the expertise to diagnose problems and find the right solution for your home. The Crack Doctor has two primary methods of repairing foundation problems. The first involves external excavation along the full length of the outside wall. Soil is removed to expose the weeping tile, which will be replaced if needed. Missing mortar is replaced and all holes and cracks are repaired. Waterproof membranes are installed and the soil is returned to place. The second method is an internal sub-floor drainage system. An interior waterproof membrane is installed and new concrete is poured over the floor. The Crack Doctor will assess your foundation to determine which solution is most suitable for your property.
If your home suffers foundation problems as a result of the transition to early spring, be sure to contact the Crack Doctor today to diagnose and solve the issue. Keep your home safe and dry for years to come with foundation repair.