If the foundation of your home was built with stone, blocks, bricks, you may experience problems with leaking mortar. While these materials may be incredibly strong at first, they will begin to experience problems with wear and tear over time - especially in the areas between aggregates that is filled with mortar. This material can weaken due to weathering, and when it does, moisture will easily be able to get inside and cause problems. When this happens, you may also notice that you have walls bowing or leaning into the basement. This is due to the build-up of hydrostatic pressure on your walls from the outside of the home. This is caused from excessive pressure in the soil surrounding your home. The problem can be taken care of with the installation of wall anchors.
Warning signs of a problem include:
Seepage can be seen leaking down the basement walls
Stains or damage appear on walls
Puddles of water can be seen collecting on the floor beneath windows or interior cracks
Home smells musty (indication of mold growth)
Damage can be noticed on boxes or other things stored here
To take care of the problem, our team here at Don Kennedy and Sons will be able to install a membrane over the exterior walls of your foundation. The membrane material has small holes in it which allow moisture to pass through and into a drainage system. This water will eventually be channeled into a sump pump where it will be directed to a safe distance away from the home.
Our team recently provided structural moving services for the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House - Tuscaloosa, AL35487
Dug footings down to bedrock to stabilize our hillside house. Good job. Left a lot of trash, but our house will stand for a hundred years.
Kathy O. - Birmingham, AL35201
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. ...
Our foundation was slowly wearing away and stair-step cracks developed on two sides of the concrete block walls in our two story apt/studio. The gentleman who made the first visit took his time surveying the situation, explained in detail how the work would be done, drew it out on the spot. Within ...
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