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Basement Foundation Repair

Homes with settling soil around and under the basement, require a basement foundation repair solution to remedy the issue or issues. Basement foundation problems are alarming to homeowners, as visual signs of cracking, water leakage, and odors occur leading to unhealthy air quality and higher electric bills.

The most common foundation type in homes today is poured concrete. However, there are multiple types of foundations a home can have, including poured concrete, concrete block, stone, wood, and precast foundation walls. While it’s not the most common foundation type, homes with basements have the risk of experiencing basement foundation problems due to settlement.

The most common foundation type in homes today is poured concrete. However, there are multiple types of foundations a home can have, including poured concrete, concrete block, stone, wood, and precast foundation walls. While it’s not the most common foundation type, homes with basements have the risk of experiencing basement foundation problems due to settlement.

Sinking Floors

Hydrostatic Pressure DiagramAs the soil beneath the basement of a home settles, it becomes loose. The loose soil is unable to hold the weight of the home, ultimately causing the floors of the foundation to sink. Inside the home, noticeable problems will appear. Doors and windows will begin to stick, as well as cracks appearing in wall joints, tiles, drywall, and other parts of a home.

Bowing Walls

As water builds around the soil surrounding a foundation, pressure begins to exert against walls of a basement. This pressure is referred to as hydrostatic pressure and will cause basement walls to bow or tilt, and eventually, basement walls will crack.

Wall and Floor Cracks

Cracks in basement walls and floors result from the soil beneath and against a basement being loosely compacted and hydrostatic pressure building up against basement walls. Basement cracks start out as a cosmetic annoyance. However, if left unattended, these cracks will begin to grow, allowing water to leak through into the basement. When water leaks through these cracks, a home’s basement humidity will become greater causing mold growth.

Mold Growth

About half of the air a homeowner breathes comes up from the basement in a process called the stack effect. This is the process of how air rises, traveling from the basement, and into the living space. When mold or mildew is present in a basement, it is harmful to a homeowner and their family. There are numerous of basement foundation repair solutions available to homeowners to control basement humidity, prevent mold growth, and ultimately keep basements dry.wet basement basement foundation repair

Unfortunately, basement foundation problems are common for homes soil settlement. However, JES Foundation Repair has a variety of basement foundation repair solutions that solve basement foundation problems.

Unfortunately, basement foundation problems are common for homes soil settlement. However, JES Foundation Repair has a variety of basement foundation repair solutions that solve basement foundation problems.

If you are noticing basement foundation problem in your home, click the link below to schedule your free inspection and let JES provide your home with a basement foundation solution!

If you believe you’re experiencing foundation problems, call today to schedule a free inspection or schedule online now.

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