Most cracks in the floor aren't going to be a threat to the structural integrity of a home. However, you still need to be sure that they are filled in and sealed properly so that seepage can't get inside and cause problems. You will know that moisture has already started to get inside if you see puddles of water on the floor, or if the items you have stored here have water damage on them - especially boxes.
The problem is typically caused from the natural shrinking and curing process of concrete. Also, the problem could be caused from excessive hydrostatic pressure in the soil beneath the home. This can be a result of a rising and falling water table because of a rainy season or a drought. The pressure from the earth puts a lot of force on the floor until it eventually cracks in certain spots which have become weak and brittle over the years.
Don Kennedy and Sons uses an epoxy material to fill in and seal the cracks so that moisture won't be able to get inside and damage anything. The process begins with the surface of the crack being cleaned off so that debris doesn't get inside during the sealing. Next, the material is injected and it will cure quickly. Afterward, the hardened surface will be much stronger.
I had some moisture problems in my crawlspace and unlevel flooring in some areas. The concrete porch slab had also dropped next to the foundation wall causing rain water to stand and seep through to the sill. I contacted Don Kennedy and Sons and Jeff came and developed a plan to address these ...
Ken Loggins - GRANT, AL35747
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 ...
Johniece B. - Huntsville, AL35811
They solved an issue we were having with water collecting under our home. They trenched around the house, sealed the foundation/footing, installed a drainage system to prevent any collection along the house. Great foundation repair crew.
Kennedy was responsive, provided a detailed estimate of the foundation repair work. After the work, an electrical problem was discovered but Kennedy fixed the problem without charging me. Kennedy stands by their work.
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