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.
Very impressed with the work that was performed by Don Kennedy and sons, there professional approach and attention to detail exceeded my expectation. I highly recommend the Kennedy team to anyone in need of crawl space repairs.
Andre'Nicholas - Hazel Green, AL35750
Being a retired engineer i was hesitant to call when i discovered a crack above my garage door because i already knew what the problem was and i did not want a dog and pony show from a sales person. I made the call and from the young lady that answered the phone to the gentleman that came out the ...
G Simpson - Fort Walton Beach, FL32548
They explained the situation and gave several alternatives. Never felt I was being pressured. Always felt I was getting the truth and facts about the necessary foundation repair.
Hey Lisa, Scott and I had an exceptional experience with Don Kennedy and Sons. When we had questions about the quality of our house supports, Jeff’s experience, honesty and professionalism was invaluable. We knew we could trust his company. During the hot summer construction, the team who did the ...
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