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Foundation Cracks in wallPreserve your home’s integrity with foundation repair solutions from Basement Master’s Waterproofing

There are a number of different methods used in foundation repair and the right one will depend on the nature and severity of your issue. Don’t let foundation problems get worse over time. It’s important to identify issues as quickly as possible and undergo the proper course of action to ensure your home or business maintains its structural integrity. How quickly you act upon that information could drastically affect your overall cost of repair. Basement Masters has been providing Northern Virginia with proven foundation repair solutions for over 25 years and can provide you with those answers.

Signs you may need foundation repair

The soil underneath or around your foundation can loosen, shrink or wash out resulting in a number of possible signs that you should not ignore. These include:

  • Sloping and uneven floors
  • Doors and windows that won’t shut
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Drywall cracks
  • Basement leaks
  • …and much, much more

These may not seem like a big deal at first, but over time these issues can affect the overall structural integrity of your home, risking your safety and damaging the resale value.

Causes of foundation failure in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas

Foundation failure can be caused by many things. Over time, your foundation will settle naturally into the ground. This is normal, but it can become a danger when other factors contribute to rapid settlement. Here are some of the common ways that a foundation will sink too quickly or unevenly:

  • Poor soil compaction when the home was first built
  • Concrete foundation poorly constructed
  • Excess moisture creating soil pressure against your foundation
  • Plumbing leaks creating pooling water by your foundation
  • High water tables pushing up against your foundation floor, eventually seeping through

If you suspect any of these problems may be happening with your foundation, it’s important to get a professional’s opinion right away.

Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

As we’ve said before, foundation issues may not seem serious to you when they’re just small cracks or a slightly sloping floor, but over time this can be extremely dangerous for your family. Cracks can let in more water and unwanted pests, causing damage to your home. Your home can start growing mold since it’s exposed to more moisture than normal. This means your family’s lungs are at risk as well. Every day you wait, you’re wasting money on energy bills and allowing your home to lose value. It’s better to call a professional to handle the situation right away.

What Do I Do First?

All you need to do is give our expert team a call. Once we’ve established the problem over the phone, we will come to your home at a time convenient to you to thoroughly examine the entire home and foundation. After a decision has been made for repairs, we will call you with a free detailed quote outlining what we suggest for your home’s situation.

Trust Basement Masters Waterproofing

We know that foundation repair can be expensive and frustrating, but we strive every day to make it a quick, stress-free experience. We assure you that you will be satisfied with our proven foundation repair solutions. Check out our testimonials and project photos if you’re unsure, then give us a call today for a free quote!

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