When your home was being built, the foundation was specially-designed and poured to extend a couple of inches over ground level. However, since this time, homeowners have added in other types of surfaces, including retaining walls, bushes, landscaping rocks, patios, sidewalks, porches, and so on. This will make it difficult for water to be properly drained away from the foundation. Instead, it will build up and eventually, the moisture will pool over the sides and down your basement walls inside of the home. This is a common problem, and is especially noticeable during times of heavy rain, or when there is melting snow on the lawn.
Water always finds the path of least resistance, and when your lawn is not properly graded for the addition of these new surfaces, what doesn't go over the top of the foundation wall will seep into the soil. Eventually, it will make its way into the basement via cracks in the walls or floors, or through the cove joint.
Additionally, all of this moisture in the soil can lead to problems with hydrostatic pressure. This puts a lot of force on your basement walls, and it may eventually cause them to lean into the home - this is known as a bowing wall. To take care of the problem, wall anchors from SafeBasements™ can be installed.
Interior and Exterior Waterproofing
To take care of the problem, Don Kennedy and Sons can install SafeBasements™ drainage systems along the perimeter of the basement and lead them into a sump pump system. Outside of the home, an exterior membrane can be placed around the foundation walls. It has tiny dimples in it that allow moisture to pass through and into a drainage system. Additionally, cracks and crevices on the wall can be filled in and sealed so that moisture can't get inside and cause problems.
We recently completed work moving the Athens-Limestone Maternity Center to its new location. The move went well and the client was happy.
Athens-Limestone Maternity Center - Athens, AL35611
Jeff was very good. He was responsive and I enjoyed his foundation repair services. He was very professional and when he came to look at the house, he explained to me the seriousness of my problem which put me at ease knowing it wasn't critical. I appreciated his feedback and that he wasn't trying ...
James C. - Huntsville, AL35814
Received estimate to raise cracked driveway. While consult was going on, the rep told me I was having draining issues in the yard that would cause issues in the future. He shared how he would suggest we fix the problem, which I super appreciated. Most companies would use that opportunity to upsale. ...
Jeff, Words cannot completely express my gratitude for the services your company provided. My house is built on a slope and we experienced some foundation settling. I conducted interviews with you and your competitors before deciding on which company to choose. I heavily researched methods used for ...
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