Homes with yard drainage problems will often have issues with water seeping inside over the top of the foundation. If you have hills in your yard that slope downward to the base of your home, this is going to be a problem whenever it rains. The moisture will roll down the hill and pool up next to the exterior walls. Eventually, the pressure of the water proves to be too much, and it will start to seep inside through cracks in the masonry, through weak window seals, or over the top of the foundation wall itself. This problem can lead to serious damage, including problems for the structural integrity of your home when the moisture starts causing wooden supports and beams to rot and deteriorate.
Warning signs of the problem include:
Water can be seen trickling down the walls in the home
Puddles of moisture collect on the floor next to the cove joint (where the wall and floor meet)
Stains or damage can be seen on walls and floors
Exterior and interior cracks form due to hydrostatic pressure in the soil from excess water
Exterior Waterproofing Membranes and Sump Pumps
To take care of the problem, the professionals here at Don Kennedy and Sons will install an exterior membrane on the outside of your foundation wall. The membrane itself has small holes, or dimples, in it that allow water to pass through and into a drainage system. Once in the drainage system, the moisture will be channeled into a sump pump where it eventually will be pushed far and away to a safe distance from the home.
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 ...
Jim - Owens Cross Roads, AL35763
Don Kennedy & Sons did an excellent job with my foundation repair. Making an appointment with them was easy. They provided a written estimate within 24 hours of the initial inspection. Their estimate was 10% lower than other estimates I received. They were able to complete the work within one week ...
Jon A. - Huntsville, AL35806
This is a follow up review to our initial job completed on 8/3/2011. The original job supervisor, Ricky, stopped by about 12 months after the job was completed to perform a follow up inspection and to see how the results were standing the test of time. No issues. Don Kennedy and Sons truly stand ...
I am very pleased with the work of this company. Don Kennedy And Sons put support under my sagging kitchen floor, and did a remarkable job. No damage was done to my floor tile, or anything else and the floor is now solid and leveled. They were respectful to my home, knowledgeable, no nonsense, no ...