Something that most people don’t think of when it comes to laying down a foundation is making sure that it is properly waterproofed. Because rain water complicates soil issues, it is important to make sure that rain is not seeping in to the soil that your foundation is placed upon. If this is happening, and causing issues for you, let us know so that we can come out and assess your foundation and see what we can do about it. We can help to waterproof your foundation and keep you safe.
Proper drainage is one of the best ways to make sure that your foundation is staying safe. If you are having drainage issues, let us know and we can try and help you out. Drainage channels need to be built away from your house so that, if the water starts to seep in to the soil, it will not infiltrate your home or foundation. However, there are cases when this may not be possible. If your home is built in to a slope, drainage may not always be possible and, when this is the case, we have other options too.
Membrane installation is the only real way to waterproof a foundation. These membranes will act as a barrier between moisture trying to seep in to your foundation and the foundation itself. If you are wanting this done, what we need to do is dig out around your foundation enough that we can install a membrane along the outside parts of it. We can then create drainage channels for excess water to go through. After this, we cover the foundation back up, so that it appears to be untouched. In this way, we can make sure that your foundation is safe from water seepage.
Consequences of Not Waterproofing
If you are not waterproofing your foundation, it can lead to serious consequences. One of these consequences is foundation cracking. While major cracks can be dangerous, minor cracks are nothing more than an inconvenience if they are taken care of quickly. The bigger issue with water damage is that of either slab sinking or heaving. If you do not waterproof, the soil underneath your slab can begin to swell or sink, causing your slab to become unleveled. Water seeping in to a foundation can also cause the foundation to become brittle.
Why Use Us
Foundation issues are something that are not to be taken lightly. A failing foundation can lead to major issues such as structural problems. These issues can, in turn, lead to your family or yourself being hurt. If you notice that your slab is failing in any way, call us and let us know so that we can come and help you out. We have years of experience in this field and, because of that, we know exactly what to do to keep you safe. We offer competitive prices and we work incredibly hard to make sure that we are not taking up too much of your time.