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.
Jeff helped us relocate a home this year, and it was hard work and lots of navigation but so rewarding every step of the way. I will never regret not financing a standard family home, and jeffs team made that possible for us.
Ashley France - Huntsville, AL35810
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
Very honest, confirmed with second opinion. Would definitely feel confident using this foundation repair company.
The driveway at our vacation home has been developing new cracks and areas of gradual settlement for several years now. We were dreading having to have it replaced. After a little research online, I found Don Kennedy and Sons Structural Solutions and learned about the alternative technique they use ...
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