Foundation, Concrete or Water Problems Here in Albuquerque?
These pros offer budget-friendly answers to quite a few prevalent property structure, damp crawl space or settling cement slab incidents.
In case you’re worried you have an issue in one of these areas at your property, just make a quick call and talk it over.
They can speak about your matter on the phone and let you know what a few of your next steps are.
If you wish, they can plan a time to meet at your house for a better investigation.
What If I’m Not Sure If I Have a Problem or Not?
Often, a New Mexico homeowner can tell they have a structure problem.
Sometimes, the information is really clear.
In other instances the indicators are hard to find.
These issues can show up in all sorts of different buildings, from new to old and from inexpensive houses to high-priced ones.
Problem Clues to Look For:
• Cracking in an interior or exterior brick wall or its mortar
• New spaces around doors, especially exterior doors and garage doors
• Vertical cracking in sheet rock, often between a door frame and ceiling
• Uneven or sloped floors
• Windows or doors stick to the frames when you try and open them
• Spaces where a wall and ceiling come together, or where a wall and floor meet
• Gaps or any separation between two exterior walls or a wall and chimney
• A damp crawlspace or pools of water close to your house after a rain
• Separated or cracking interior molding, generally door or crown molding
• Cracks in a solid surface interior or exterior wall
• Your crawl space seems too damp and has a musty smell
• Floors have become uneven, sagging or weak, or floor tiles are loose.
Are These Problems Really Hard to Fix?
House structure problems can be challenging to solve, but they can be fixed.
Other challenges, such as raising a section of a cement sidewalk, are a lot simpler.
But these types of property improvements do take knowledgeable foundation repair contractors and experienced crews, working with the best equipment, to perform a good house leveling, change a sunken house structure, or successfully undertake any other substantial structure assignment.
Albuquerque Crawl Space Waterproofing Service
If you’re seeing water close to your foundation following a hard rain, they will draw up an affordable option to stop it from happening again.
Nobody should have to live with a wet crawlspace.
The strategy to waterproof your crawlspace may not call for any serious work on the structure itself, but rather just the ground and landscape surrounding the house.
They can develop a strategy to correct your situation.
Albuquerque Concrete Slab Lifting Service
Some property owners see that a section of their cement walkway, terrace, courtyard or garage floor has sunken a little bit over the years.
If this happened at your property, they can usually correct it through a process known as mudjacking or slab jacking.
Mud jacking is a technique where your work team will forcefully insert a dense mud-like material below the sunken slab.
This material amasses beneath the slab and then shoves the slab up to its optimal level.
Sometimes property owners would like mudjacking done merely in an attempt to help the appearance of their property, but cement slab raising can cut down on mishaps and trips from having uneven segments and it may aid with other issues, such as poor drainage, as well.
Almost all of these jobs are finished in one morning or afternoon.
Why Do These Kind of Problems Happen Anyway?
While you can never notice happening, our soil shifts somewhat over the years.
The ground contracts and expands.
This happens mainly because of exposure to moisture and shifting temperatures.
And even though this motion is small and slow, these expansions and contractions can put stress on whatever structure is in or on top of the soil.
Over time, this repeat pressure can impact the integrity of even a very solid home.
So you might be unable to manage the weather or the soil properties around here, there are a few factors you can manage.
First, your lot needs to be graded to help move rain water away from your home.
Second, you need a first rate rain gutter system to prevent the rain that lands on your house from collecting around it.
Another detail that impacts these problems is the physical makeup of the soil underneath the home.
Various kinds of soils differ in the amount of water they retain.
Some soil retains more water (and swells and stretches) more than other types do.
Much of the soil around Bernalillo and Sandoval County is considered only mildly absorbent, so that point is in our favor.
One more risk factor for property issues that some homeowners ignore is having a broad tree way too too close to your house.
There is a chance of a problem if the tree’s roots snake underneath the home and put pressure on your structure, water and sewer pipes.
In a few conditions, the extensive roots of a large tree that is too close to a home might also suck moisture out from the ground underneath the building, which makes it too dried up during our long dry Summer seasons.
Different types of external stress can contribute to smallish cracks in your structure letting in air, moisture and tiny insects, and small cracks might get bigger every year.
Can I Wait and Think About It Later?
When it looks like you are having an issue with your home, it’s best to at least have a professional to inspect it and learn their opinion.
Cement problems will not get better over time.
They normally get worse.
You might be able to put off getting the repair work done, but it could be in your best interest to deal with it head-on soon.
If your basement has water slowly dripping into it, complaints can vary from unusual humidity to a mold problem.
And each year these symptoms just get worse.
If you think you might simply put your house up for sale without fixing the problem, that isn’t a good idea either.
Signs of structure faults or wet areas discourage nearly every buyer excluding the professional property contractors.
And house sellers will have to share any identified significant physical troubles with their home or they may be in trouble later on.
If you’re coming across a few unusual symptoms at your house, try to not get overly worried that your condition is going to be too difficult or expensive to be fixed.
A skilled South Valley contractor should be able to treat practically any trouble.
ABQ Home Repairs
This is a company that has been working in this home repair niche for quite a while.
These lead contractors have the practical experience required to make detailed foundation inspections in ABQ and completely correct your situation.
What Neighborhoods Do They Work in?
These pros work throughout the local area. If you are in anywhere around the metro, they can most likely give you a hand.
Common service areas are South Valley, West Mesa, Barelas, Sunport, Old Town, Zoo area, University of New Mexico district, the Airport area, Nob Hill, Coronado Center or up to Rio Rancho.
Simply call and you can set up a time to meet.
Repair Jobs Like These:
– Waterproofing a Crawl Space
– Repairing a Foundation
– Fixing a Foundation Crack
– Mudjacking and Slab Jacking
– Leveling an Entire House
Happy to Help Here:
- South Valley NM
- West Mesa
- Old Town
- Zoo Area
- University of New Mexico district
- The Airport area
- Nob Hill
- Coronado Center
- ABQ High School area
- Atrisco Heritage High School
- Cibola High School
- Del Norte High School
- Eldorado High School
- Highland High School
- La Cueva High School
- Manzano High School
- Rio Grande High School
- Sandia High School
- Valley High School
- Volcano Vista High School
- West Mesa High School