Homeowners will know if they have this problem in their basements if they see a white, chalky material on the walls. While it is sometimes mistaken for mold growth, it doesn't pose the same health problems for humans. The appearance of this substance often indicates that there is some kind of issue with moisture beneath the home. Typically speaking, seepage will make its way into the basement environment via cracks or crevices in the walls, and once inside, the moisture evaporates, leaving behind the white mineral. As mentioned above, efflorescence isn't something that is going to cause health issues, or even structural problems. However, the appearance of moisture beneath the home will cause damage. It can eventually cause wooden support beams and floor joists to rot, warp, and decay, and it can also trigger the development of mold or bacteria.
Crack Repair and Exterior Waterproofing
Don Kennedy and Sons can take care of the problem by filling in and sealing any cracks in the walls or floors through a process known as epoxy injection. This will involve cleaning off the damaged surface area, and the epoxy material will be injected into the opening. It cures and hardens quickly.
Additionally, outside of the home, a waterproofing membrane will be placed over the foundation wall. It is designed with tiny holes inside of it where moisture can pass through and into a drainage system.
We called Don Kennedy and Sons to give us an estimate on some settlement on one corner of our house. The initial appointment went very good. We were impressed with how knowledgable Mr. Kennedy was and that he explained everything to us clearly. The work has been completed for over a month now ...
Alex Baxter - Destin, FL32540
Dear Jeff, We just wanted to say what a wonderful job you and your crew did on our foundation repair. Everyone was very professional. They were on time and courteous. The repair job itself turned out to be bigger than my husband and I had initially anticipated. However, you guys did a fantastic ...
Kristine - Huntsville, AL35803
They installed four external foundation piers and a 40 foot girder underneath the length of the house for additional support and corrected incompetent foundation supports that had been there prior when previous owners had some repairs performed that never corrected the problem. They also leveled my ...