Concrete Problems? Foundation Problems? Water Problems?
You can find someone who offers affordable solutions to many house structure, wet basement or sinking concrete slab issues.
If you think you have a problem in one of these areas, make a quick call to discuss it.
They may be able to give you some help on the phone.
Or they can set up a time to come out to inspect your property and offer some advice on how to best get your problem fixed.
How Do I Know I Have a Problem?
Sometimes a Snohomish County homeowner can tell they have a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is really obvious. Other times the signs are hard to see. These problems can show up in all kinds of different houses, from old to new and from inexpensive houses to expensive ones.
Common Signs That Could Indicate Your Home Has a Problem:
1. Gaps around doors, especially exterior doors and garage doors, that weren’t there before
2. Separated or cracked interior molding, especially crown molding or door molding
3. Water in your basement – water should never be in your basement
4. Cracks in solid surface interior or exterior walls
5. Doors or windows that stick to their frames when you try to open or close them
6. Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
7. An interior floor slopes one way or another
8. Vertical cracks in sheet rock, commonly seen between a door frame and the ceiling
9. Your basement seems damp or humid and has a musty smell
10. Large cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
11. A wet crawlspace or visible pooling of water near your house after a rain
12. Gaps or any separation between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
13. Gaps between a wall and ceiling or a wall and floor
14. Floors are uneven, sagging, weak, or warped, or floor tiles have become loose or broke.
Can My Property’s Problem Be Fixed?
Homeowners often think their property issue will be impossible to correct, but, in fact, most faults can be fixed.
However, these types of home repairs will require trained and experienced foundation repair contractors and crews, working with custom equipment, to perform a house leveling, correct a sinking house foundation, or successfully complete any other serious structure problem.
If part of your concrete patio, front walk or driveway has sunken over the years, they can generally fix that too.
The process used is called mudjacking (some contractors call it slab jacking).
Mudjacking describes a process where your contractor forcefully inject a caulk-like substance underneath the sunken slab. This caulk builds up under the slab and forces the slab upwards back to its desired height.
If you have a wet basement, these waterproofing specialists will figure out what is causing water to get into it.
Your Everett basement waterproofing solution may not require any work inside your house itself. Most of the work may end up happening just on the grounds and landscaping surrounding the home.
They can come up with a plan to correct the situation.
Try not to worry. Even many situations that appear to a homeowner to be too difficult to fix can usually be corrected. Granted, it might involve a complicated and sometimes difficult process, but they can be done.
How Come I Have This Problem?
Well, it’s basically just science. The soil that lies underneath your house changes periodically. It shifts and moves. The soil will expand and contract depending on exposure to water and temperature. This constant expansion and contraction of the soil your home rests on can put tremendous stress on even a well-built house.
While you can’t control the weather or the makeup of the soil 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 home was built on is a major factor as well. Some types of soil swells more than others when it get wet. Fortunately, in Snohomish County, the soil is described as only medium absorbent, it doesn’t swell as much as it can in some other areas of the country.
Also, simply having good rain gutters can really help keep excess water away from your home. It’s a simple fix that can have a long-lasting effect.
Another common cause of property issues is having a big tree too close to your house. This tree can cause problems if the roots spread underneath the house and put pressure on your slab, or interfere with water and sewer pipes.
The roots of a major tree close to your house can also draw large amounts of moisture out from the soil underneath your house, making the soil too dry during our Summer dry season.
Each of 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 Wait and Do It Later?
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.
You can talk with 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 and dependably correct your issue.
Where Can They Work?
The working service area consists of the entire north metro area and much of Snohomish County and the surrounding local towns. If your Washington home sits in an area that they can’t service, they will simply tell you when you call.
A Contractor Near Me
Projects get started all over the Everett area. Some of the suburbs and zip codes are listed below. Even if you don’t see your town or zip code below, if you are in the area, make a quick call. Thanks.
Arlington, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville and Snohomish
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117