Foundation Repair Atlanta
The foundations of your house are very important to you. Or, if they aren’t yet on your radar, then they should be very soon because they are the the base and the most important part of your home for security. Most people are not aware of the problems that foundations can incur and therefore, feel free to get in touch if you want an explanation. We are not just experts in crawl spaces and foundations but we have the skills and the tools to fix and secure these spaces as well. This means one thing - we will not just give you problems but we have the solutions to fix those problems as well.
Foundation Problems - Soil Issues
The thing about building houses is that it requires a bit of work to unsettle the soil on either side of a new building. That soil can then become displaced and what we call “virgin soil” which, in comparison with the soil that has been compacted and undisturbed for maybe thousands of years, is weak and vulnerable to water clogging. Strictly speaking, the soil should have been prepared for this, but so often we find that it hasn’t and it has been left in a state that could spell danger for years to come when it comes to your homes and their foundations.
Foundation Problems - Improper Drainage
This is something that the drainage can't properly deal with and if you do have drainage that is meant to be dealing with this, then it isn’t working properly. In these cases, we have the tools to help. Get in touch to book a free inspection and we will come to assess the damage before explaining how we can help. Rain gutters can be a culprit here as well. If they are not installed properly or they have broken, then that is one extra layer of protection from evaporation and water saturation in the soil that has failed. Not good news!
Regardless of the problems that all this poses to the house itself, the foundations will be left in a weakened state by the situation. Therefore, it is necessary to think about how these can be strengthened and reinforced or even replaced. We normally have the tools and the expertise to be able to deal with this ourselves but if we don’t, then we know people who will be able to help - woodworkers and metal workers who we will be able to introduce you to. Like we say, hopefully it can be in house work but if you have to subcontract, the contractor will always be cheap and reliable. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
However, when it comes to water damage there are many many ways that we can improve the situation and stop it from happening again in the future. One of these ways is to install proper draining. Another thing we can do is treat the soil. But all in all, you can be sure the problem with disappear.