It is not uncommon for masonry foundations to crack and let moisture into the basement. Brick, stone, and block walls are all built using mortar, and this is a material that may weaken over time and become very brittle. Water from the soil due to a rising and falling water table can put a lot of pressure on these already-weakened walls. Over time, moisture will eventually make its way inside and it can be seen trickling down walls, leaving stains, or puddling up on the floor next to the cove joint.
Whenever this problem is seen on a home, it is also not uncommon to notice an issue with bowing, as well. Bowed walls are often seen together with masonry foundation leaks. This is a problem that can be caused from hydrostatic pressure from the soil, as mentioned above, with the rising and falling water table. Fortunately, to take care of the problem, a total tear out and wall replacement are not necessary.
SafeDrain™ Basement Drainage System
At Don Kennedy and Sons, we can install a special waterproofing system from SafeBasements™. The drain is designed to channel water away from the walls and into a sump pump system. Once here, the water will eventually be sent out and away from the home to a safe distance away. This will leave you with a safe and healthy environment beneath your home.
Repaired structural issues requested by the buyer for my home. They did a great job and went above and beyond what was expected. They worked on a tight timeline, so that I could close on the sale of my home in the allotted timeframe!
Kacey N. - Owens Cross Roads, AL35763
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 ...
Scott And Christy - Madison, AL35756
Mrs. Kennedy, Professional! That is all I can say. For over thirty years the crawl space at 7703 Foxfire Drive contained an ever deteriorating vapor barrier, and periodic work by various contractors in that space did not enhance its beauty or vapor barrier security. It was a moisture jar waiting to ...
I got a quote from Don Kennedy and Sons House Moving Company to raise my house by a few inches. I wanted my house lifted to raise my foundations so I can have more basement area. I am going to be using them for the job. They have a good reputation for many years and are very knowledgeable.
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