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Footing Excavation in Northern Virginia

If you have a structural problem in your home, it may be the result of a failing foundation. sometimes, this kind of problem can be solved by using devices such as steel push piers to support the failing foundation. in other cases, however, it may be necessary to do some further excavation to replace footings or repair the foundation. If this is the case in your home, the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing can help you with all of your footing excavation needs in the Northern Virginia area.

There are several problems that can occur with your foundation. Some of the most common foundation problems and their causes may be:

  • Foundation Settlement: If voids form underneath the foundation due to soil shrinkage and shifting or from water washing away during erosion, the foundation may settle from a lack of support. Poor soil compaction can also lead to settlement. Sinking foundations can result in sloped floors, wall cracks, and floor cracks.
  • Foundation Shifting: Shifting or moving foundations are often caused by increased hydro-static pressure from water in the soil, by the heaving and settling of the ground during freeze/thaw cycles, or by other outside forces pushing on the foundation. Shifting leads to bowing walls, wall cracks, and other issues.
  • Foundation Cracks: Cracks in your foundation may form when the foundation starts to sink or settle, or when the ground below shifts, putting pressure on the foundation. Foundation cracks lead to a whole host of structural issues – wall cracks, floor cracks, gaps and spaces, wet basement, mold growth, etc.

These are some of the issues that can be solved by contacting the team at Basement Masters Waterproofing for footing excavation services in your Virginia home.

Footing Excavation Repair Services for your Virginia Home

Footing Excavation Repair in Northern Virginia by Basement MastersBy excavating around your home, we can solve some of the foundation problems that you may be dealing with. After excavating, we can install steel push piers underneath your foundation. These devices are used to support the weight of the structure and take pressure off of the failing foundation by anchoring into the soils deep under the surface of the ground. Once the weight of the building is transferred onto the piers, the foundation is lifted to the proper position.

Footing excavation can also be used to install or repair basement waterproofing systems such as the exterior drainage system. Exterior drainage systems consist of a waterproof membrane and a drainage board installed on the outside of the foundation walls. Excavation is necessary to install these components and make sure they are properly functioning.

Contact us today for more information on our footing excavation services in the Northern Virginia area.