Basement Foundation Repairs:
Concrete Foundation Repair
Correctly sealing the crack will help to maintain the structural integrity of the wall while also preventing water from entering the space within. Because crack sealing from the inside of the wall is sometimes not an option when sealing from the outside, we will discuss it in this article.
When should you give up on trying to fix a foundation problem?
When purchasing a home with foundation issues, it is always a good idea to have a professional assess the situation to determine the extent of the problem. If the problems are minor and you like the house, you might want to consider fixing them. However, if the problems are severe, it might be best to simply walk away.
Do foundation piers have any effect?
Yes. Sometimes the house is so far out of level that foundation piers are the only solution.
Is it really that serious when foundation cracks appear?
Horizontal foundation cracks are the most serious type of crack to look for because they can indicate serious damage to your home’s foundation and structural integrity.
Are foundation cracks a deal breaker in a real estate transaction?
Yes, and some of them aren’t too difficult to repair. Rather than being dangerous to you or your family, foundation problems will allow other more concerning problems such as mold or vermin to seep into your new home.
Is it possible to predict how long pier foundations will last?
The older the foundation, the more likely it is that it will have sunk and will need to be raised. If you were building your home from the ground up, a pier and beam system might not be the first choice, but it is a long-lasting type of foundation that can last for many years.