Water Problems? Foundation Problems? Concrete Problems?
Someone near you offers affordable solutions to many house structure, wet basement or sinking concrete slab issues.
If you think your Bellevue home has a problem in one of these areas, just make a call to discuss it.
They can give you some help over the phone, or set up a time to come out to inspect your property and offer some advice on how to get it fixed.
How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?
Sometimes a King County homeowner can tell they have a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is really obvious.
Other times the issue is hard to see. And no matter what type of home construction you have, these problems might show up.
Signs That Could Indicate Your House Has a Problem:
1. Gaps around doors, especially exterior doors and garage doors, that weren’t there before
2. Water in your basement – water should never be in your basement
3. Doors or windows that stick to their frames when you try to open or close them
4. An interior floor slopes one way or another
5. Separated or cracked interior molding, especially crown molding or door molding
6. Vertical cracks in sheet rock, commonly seen between a door frame and the ceiling
7. Cracks in solid surface interior or exterior walls
8. Large cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
9. Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
10. Gaps or any separation between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
11. Gaps between a wall and ceiling or a wall and floor
12. Your basement seems damp or humid and has a musty smell
13. A wet crawlspace or visible pooling of water near your house after a rain
14. Floors are uneven, sagging, weak, or warped, or floor tiles have become loose or broke.
Can These Problems Be Fixed?
Homeowners often think their house issues will be near impossible to correct, but, in fact, most faults can be fixed.
However, these home repairs do require trained and experienced foundation repair contractors and crews, working with specialized equipment, to adjust and correct a sinking house foundation, perform a house leveling or successfully complete another serious structure problem.
Bellevue Basement Waterproofing
If you have a wet basement, these specialists will figure out what is causing water to leak into it.
Your Bellevue basement waterproofing solution may not require any work inside your house itself, but just on the grounds and landscaping surrounding the home. They can come up with a strategy to correct the situation.
Sinking Concrete Slab Lifting in Bellevue WA
If part of your concrete front walk, patio or driveway has sunk, they can generally fix that too. The process used is called mudjacking (also sometimes called slab jacking).
Mudjacking describes a process where you forcefully inject a caulk-like substance underneath the sunken slab. This caulk is strong enough to force the slab upwards to the desired height.
Many situations that appear to the homeowner to be too difficult to fix can usually be corrected. They may involve a complicated and sometimes difficult process, but they can be accomplished.
Why Do I Have This Problem?
Well, it’s basically just science. The soil that lies underneath your home periodically changes, shifts and moves. It expands and contracts depending on exposure to water and temperature. This constant expansion and contraction of the soil puts tremendous stress on even a well-built house.
While you can’t control the weather here in Washington, having your home sitting on a lot that has poor drainage or improper grading can be major factors in whether or not you develop a bad situation at your property.
The particular soil your house was built on is a major factor as well. Some soil types swell more than others when they get wet.
Fortunately, in Western Washington State, our soil is only somewhat absorbent, it doesn’t swell as much as it can in some other areas of the country.
Simply having good rain gutters can really help keep excess water away from your home. It’s a simple fix that can have a big effect.
Another common cause of property issues is having a large tree too close to your house. This can cause problems if the roots grow underneath the house and put pressure on your slab, as well as interfering with water and sewer pipes. The expansive roots of a major tree close to your house can also draw considerable amounts of moisture out from the soil underneath your building, making it too dry during our Summer dry season.
These types of environmental stress can contribute to small cracks in your home’s structure. These small cracks allow in moisture and bugs, and those small cracks can get bigger each year.
Can’t I Just Put it Off?
If you have an issue with your WA home, you should get it inspected and corrected. It isn’t something you should put off.
And you can’t simply ignore it and hope that it goes away — it won’t. Foundation crack repair is an issue you should deal with sooner instead of later.
Remember, your foundation literally supports your entire house. The floors, walls, and roof depend on it. If you don’t take care of it you may end up in a serious situation later.
Water slowly leaking into a basement can cause problems over time including mold. And it too will just get worse over time.
And if you’re considering selling your home, no home buyer wants to buy a property that has any kind of structural issue or has tell-tale signs of water seepage in the basement.
And, if you are trying to sell a home, you have to disclose to the buyer any significant problems with your property or you could be in civil trouble later.
Why Decide to Call
Contact one of the companies that have been working in this field for a long time. These local contractors have the experience necessary to conduct thorough foundation inspections in Bellevue and dependably correct your issue.
Is There a Contractor Near Me in Bellevue?
The service area consists of the entire metro area, including Beaux Arts Village, Enatai, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Meydenbauer, Medina and West Bellevue and a good portion of King County. If your Washington home sits in an area that they can’t service, they will simply tell you when you call.
The Service Area
Work happens all over the Bellevue metro area. This includes the central neighborhoods like Beaux Arts Village, Clyde Hill, Enatai, Hunts Point, Medina, Meydenbauer and West Bellevue.
Our service area also includes the Bothell, Bridle Trails, Crossroads, Eastgate, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Hills, Lakemont, Medina, Mercer Island, Overlake, Redmond, Somerset, West Lake Sammamish, Wilburton and Woodinville areas. If you are in the area, make a quick call. Thanks.
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