If a building is
developing cracks in walls and floors or is no longer level, it is
time to call an industrial
foundation contractor in Washington DC. Homes
can also develop foundation problems. There are many causes of
foundation problems including heavy rains, broken water pipes,
shifting soil around the foundation, or tree roots. An expert can
examine the property and find the cause of leaking or identify
foundation problems. Then they can develop a plan to repair the
foundation, stop leaks, and remove mold infestations caused by moist
Signs of a
If a building
owner suspects foundation problems, they should look for these signs.
1. Cracks in
exterior walls, slabs, hardscapes, interior floors or tiles, or
cracks in interior walls.
2. Buckling or
bowing in foundation walls
3. Floors that
are sunken or uneven and misaligned trim or moldings that cause
windows and doors to stick or not open correctly.
problems and cracks can turn into big problems if they are not
problems can be caused by several conditions. Trees can grow and send
roots under or into a foundation, causing cracks. Improper drainage
and lack of gutters can allow water to collect around a building’s
foundation, exerting pressure and saturating the soil. The soil under
and around a building foundation can move or contract and expand with
changing temperature, which causes damage over time.
Heavy rains can
wash soil away from a foundation. Nearby construction projects can
change water drainage patterns sending water onto the property and
Ways To Repair
An industrial foundation contractor in Washington DC uses several proven repair techniques. These can include foundation wall reinforcement with steel beams, carbon fiber reinforcement, rebuild of foundation walls, push piers footer support, underpinning and footer repair, and more. They can excavate and seal with vertical faux foundation wall overlays. The repair professionals can also install hydrostatic pressure relief systems.
The foundation repair company can use internal CMU hollow block foundation wall reinforcement. They can repair cracks and fill voids underneath slabs. The experts can also raise and level low places on slabs and improve the lot’s drainage. The foundation repair people will develop a plan to fix all the foundation problems and eliminate the causes of those problems to prevent recurrences. Browse our website for more information on foundation repair services.
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