For all homeowners there are constant worries – what will need to be fixed next? The best approach is to always be proactive with your homecare instead of reactive. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong and for something to break, homeowners should stay on top of any issue by taking proper care of their house and all of its working components. This means having your AC checked every spring, getting your furnace cleaned every fall, and also keeping an eye on foundation cracks.
Foundation cracks occur naturally as the foundation settles. During the spring thaw especially, there is a lot of movement in the ground, and this can cause the foundation to crack slightly. While this isn’t always an issue, if these cracks run deep enough, they can cause flooding in the basement or crawlspace, which can then lead to damage in the house or even mould formation.
Again, the best way to deal with a cracked foundation is to fix it before it becomes an issue. If you hire a professional foundation repair specialist when you first notice a crack, they can make sure that it is properly sealed, and this can help mitigate any further issues. If you leave the crack, there is a good chance that over the years it may expand and lead to water seepage.
In addition to interior crack repairs, a basement waterproofing specialist can also help prevent basement flooding by properly sealing the exterior of the foundation. With a proper seal, even if the foundation moves and cracks water won’t be able to permeate the seal, and then won’t end up on your basement floor.
If you are in need of a basement waterproofing specialist, give us a call and we’d be more than happy to help you out!