This is the area in the basement where the wall and floor meet. A seal is applied to the joint whenever the home is being built. However, as time goes on, the seal can become very weak and brittle. This is often the case if there is a constant rising and falling water table around the foundation of the home. The moisture in the earth can put a lot of pressure on this area, known as hydrostatic pressure, and it may eventually prove to be too much for the seal to handle, and it breaks. When this happens, excessive moisture will be able to pass through and into the basement environment where it can cause a lot of damage.
There are some waterproofing companies who believe the best solution to this problem is to re-seal the area. However, at Don Kennedy and Sons, we feel that this is not an effective or lasting solution. Eventually, the same problem is going to keep happening again and again. Also, sealing this area off can cause pressure to build-up elsewhere around the foundation, and this could ultimately lead to the development of bowing walls - a structural problem that can be fixed using wall anchors.
SafeDrain™ Basement Drainage System
To properly fix the problem, we make use of a SafeBasements™ waterproofing product which will be able to direct moisture from this area around the perimeter of the basement and direct it into a sump pump system. Once here, water inside of the pump basin will reach a certain level where it will be pushed out and away from the home.
Our house had structural problems (settling, cracks in interior walls, bay window had to be reinforced/leveled, deck with underneath tornado shelter needed raising, leveling, reinforced, and other structural repairs). We had three estimates, relative close, but the reputation of Don Kennedy & Sons, ...
James D. - Hazel Green, AL35750
For foundation repair, I used Don Kennedy and Sons. They did some foundation repair, I had some weather damage to the floor joist on the exterior of the house, so they put in a new floor joist and sealed it up.
William G. - Ardmore, AL35739
They came and inspected and proposed a concrete leveling and foundation repair solution for us. There were really two issues, so they gave a us a quote for fixing both at once, and for just fixing one. We decided to hire them to level the floor in one room of the house, which involved replacing a ...
Don Kennedy & Sons did an excellent job with my foundation repair. Making an appointment with them was easy. They provided a written estimate within 24 hours of the initial inspection. Their estimate was 10% lower than other estimates I received. They were able to complete the work within one week ...
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