A secure foundation keeps your home safe and standing. A foundation that is damaged or cracked in any way runs the risk of collapsing or sinking into the ground. This isn’t safe for your home or your family. That’s why it’s important to have your foundation fixed quickly if there are any problems.
Problems with your foundation can cause a lot of issues around your home, including uneven floors, cracks on the walls of your home, and doors that won’t fully close. As the foundation problems get worse, so will the problems around your home. Eventually, you won’t be able to avoid fixing the foundation of your home, and the longer your wait, the worse the problem will get and the more expensive it will be to repair. So you should have your foundation fixed now before a little problem becomes a really big one.
Many homeowners like to fix as many things as possible by themselves so they don’t have to spend money hiring a contractor. Unfortunately, problems with your foundation will almost always require a professional contractor to fix them. Foundations are so important to the structural integrity of your home that if a repair is done wrong, there can be serious consequences. Besides, chances are that you don’t have the proper tools and equipment needed to lift a house and drive piles into the ground if that’s what’s needed.
If your foundation is damaged or in need of any kind of repair, call UtahFoundation Repair. If you live in Washington or Iron county, Utah Foundation Repair is definitely the foundation contractor for you. With affordable, professional service and unbeatable results, Utah Foundation Repair is here for you.
Here are some of the reasons your foundation may be in need of repair.
Expanding and contracting soil:
Over time, expanding and contracting soil from freeze-thaw cycles and extreme heat can damage your foundation. As the soil moves around and pushes against the foundation concrete, cracks can appear and get bigger as time goes on. It’s important to fill these cracks when they first appear to avoid them getting bigger and causing structural damage.
There’s really not anything you can do to stop the soil around your home from expanding and contracting since it’s a natural reaction to changing weather. You’ll just have to be vigilant and on top of the problem if a crack or leak does appear.
If there is too much moisture in the soil around your home, the soil will expand, which then puts pressure on your home’s foundation and leads to cracks and other problems. Excessive moisture comes with drainage issues, lots of rainfall, melting snow, plumbing leaks, and broken sprinkler pipes. If you notice that the soil around your home seems extra wet, call Utah Foundation Repair to get on top of the issue before it becomes a real problem.
Not enough moisture:
Problems with your foundation are also caused if there is too little moisture in the soil around your home. If the soil doesn’t have enough moisture, that soil will then contract. This contraction puts a strain on your home’s foundation and leads to cracks and other issues. The soil may not have enough moisture if your area is going through a dry spell or if there are trees planted too close to your foundation since tree roots tend to take up all the moisture nearby and then may not leave enough for the soil. If you notice that the soil around your home is extra dry, you can try watering it a bit to help it get some moisture. Just be careful not to water it too much or you’ll have another problem on your hands.
Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure caused by standing water pushing against an immovable object. In the case of your foundation, hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted on your foundation by standing water in the soil unable to move beyond your concrete foundation. The pressure exerted on the concrete is enough to cause cracks and cause your basement to flood. Your basement may be flooding quite slowly, but eventually, you’ll notice. The faster you catch the problem, the easier and cheaper it will be to fix it.
If the soil around your home doesn’t drain properly, it’s likely to form a buildup of water that will lead to foundation problems. Improper drainage will make some areas around your home wetter than others, and this will lead to your home shifting unevenly, which will then lead to cracks and other problems. If your yard has inadequate drainage, you should have it fixed to avoid bigger problems like a damaged foundation.
Does your foundation need to be repaired?
If you notice any of these issues around your home, it’s time to have your foundation repaired. If your basement foundation needs to be repaired, don’t wait to have it fixed. The longer you wait to fix a problem, the bigger that problem will get and the more it will cost to have your foundation repaired. If you live in Washington or Iron county and need your foundation repaired, give Utah Foundation Repair a call. We would love to help you with all your foundation repair and concrete needs. No matter what the problem is or what’s causing it, Utah Foundation Repair can help!
Utah Foundation Repair provides high-quality, affordable foundation repair services that will leave you with a strong foundation for years to come. Once we’ve fixed your foundation, you won’t have anything to worry about for years to come. Our customers are our number one priority, and everything we do will be to help you and make your foundation as strong as possible!
It is very important to take care of Foundation Repair issues early on before they become a bigger more expensive problem. Contact Us Today to schedule a free estimate.
Helicals, also known as pile, is the most common method of dealing with a structure settling. Think of a helical as a large screw that is twisted into the ground. Once the helical is in place, we take a bracket specifically designed to fit under the structure's foundation. Once this is done, the load of the structure will be supported by the helical.
Waterproofing is crucial to the life of the foundation. Concrete is very porous; moisture will seep into the concrete causing rebar to rust and minerals to be deposited. Once this occurs, the expanding rusted rebar begins to break the foundation from the inside out. At the same time the deposited minerals are breaking down the concrete, turning the foundation into gravel. To prevent this and/or remediate, the foundation must be excavated, cleaned, and all cracks filled in. After that a rubber-like material is applied followed up with an acrylic concrete protective coating, protecting the membrane from the back fill.
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