What Causes Foundation Cracks in Northern Virginia?
The foundation of your home is the most important part of the home. The entire structure sits on the foundation. If your foundation has cracks, this could be a sign that you have foundation settlement. If this is the case, the entire structure will have damage. Foundation cracks are not the only sign of foundation failure or settlement. Some of the other signs are:
- Sticking doors and windows
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floors
- Ceiling cracks
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Wall cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Stair and stoop problems
- Garage column cracks
If you have any of these signs, it is important to contact a professional to come and inspect your home. The experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing will come and give you a no-cost evaluation and offer you the foundation repair solution for your needs.
Foundation cracks and foundation settlement are often due to the soil beneath the foundation. Northern Virginia has expansive soil which means that when it gets wet it will heave and when it is dry, it will shrink. This constant shifting of the soil beneath the foundation will also cause the foundation to shift and move, which causes foundation cracks. Also, when trees and shrubs mature, the roots will absorb the water from the area beneath the foundation, creating voids.
Solutions for Foundation Cracks in Northern Virginia
Basement Masters Waterproofing has the products and solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and stabilized again. We use underpinning products such as steel push piers for foundation repair. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is individually load tested. After testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. The structure will be leveled and stabilized for many years to come.
Basement Masters Waterproofing also uses epoxy injections to fix foundation cracks. These epoxy injections weld the cracks back together and restore the original strength of the concrete. It also creates a seal to keep out water, debris, chemicals, and other contamination.
Basement Masters Waterproofing has over 25 years of experience in foundation repair and basement waterproofing in Northern Virginia. We have established an outstanding reputation in this area and intend to keep it that way. Since we are a locally owned and operated business, you can be assured that you will get the personalized attention that you deserve. We will work with you from start to finish and beyond to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Don’t ignore your foundation cracks. They could mean that you have foundation settlement. Let the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing check out your home and foundation and offer you the repair solution for your needs. Contact us today!