Basement, Foundation and Concrete Repairs in the Fremont Area
Find a good contractor to do repair work on many kinds of house structure, sinking concrete slab and wet basement projects.
If you think your property is having an issue in one of these areas, why not find someone to talk it over with you?
They may be able to offer a little advice when they have you on the phone, but an in-person inspection is usually the best option.
They can set up an appointment to drive out and inspect your property and give you a plan on the best path forward to getting your problem fixed.
I’m Not Really Sure What My Problem Is
In some situations, a homeowner knows right away they have a structure problem. They can see the symptoms. It’s really obvious. But in other situations, it’s hard to see the warning signs.
And while most problems occur at homes that have been around for a while, issues can pop up at all different kinds of properties, from old to relatively new and from starter houses to luxury homes.
Signs To Be On the Watch For:
(1) A wide or long crack in the basement floor or foundation
(2) Water collects close to your house after a rain
(3) Doors or windows are starting to stick to their frames
(4) Gaps between an interior wall and a floor or the ceiling
(5) Cracks in any kind of solid surface exterior or interior wall
(6) Gaps between exterior walls or a wall and a chimney
(7) Your basement has gotten damp and humid
(8) Cracks in a brick wall or mortar
(9) Water in your basement or crawlspace
(10) Vertical cracks in sheetrock, even small ones
(11) Weak, sagging or uneven floors
(12) Separated or cracked interior molding
(13) Gaps around door frames
Aren’t Foundation Problems Hard to Fix?
Property owners sometimes worry that their situation is so bad, the repair will be almost impossible to do and cost them a small fortune to have it done.
But in fact, most of these types of problems are being fixed almost everyday somewhere in the city. Some jobs are pretty expensive; others are not too bad.
These kinds of home repairs require experienced and trained foundation repair contractors and crews, along with a truck full of custom equipment, to undertake a whole house leveling or correct a sinking house situation. But some repairs are easier. They can let you know what your situation is.
Best Basement Waterproofing Company in Fremont
If you are regularly getting water in your basement, why not have one of these waterproofing specialists figure out what is allowing it to happen.
The basement waterproofing strategy they undertake with your project may not require any physical work inside your house at all. Some homeowners worry that technicians will have to get at their basement walls, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes most of the work is focused just on the landscaping and ground around the house.
Wallingford Concrete Slab Jacking Service
If you have a part of your concrete patio, sidewalk or driveway that has sunken over the years, they can usually get that fixed.
The job process used is often called either slab jacking or mudjacking. (Wet concrete is sometimes referred to as “mud” in this business.)
Slab jacking describes the process where your contractor forcefully pushes a thick substance underneath the troublesome sunken slab. This material builds up under the slab and eventually forces the slab upwards back to its desired height. Pretty slick.
Concrete slab lifting is a pretty easy and affordable method to correct your uneven patio or walk. Once all the concrete is level, you will have fewer trips and falls too.
Why Do These Problems Occur Anyway?
Well, I’m not a natural science professor, but it has something to do with how our soil behaves.
The soil your house sits on changes periodically. It moves. It shifts. It will expand and contract depending on exposure to moisture and temperature. These expansions and contractions of the soil your home is built on can end up placing stress on even a well-built house.
Okay, you can’t control the weather or the physical makeup of the soil here around Green Lake, but leaving your house sit on a poorly graded lot is asking for trouble. If your lot doesn’t prompt rainwater to move away from your home, you could develop a bad situation in the future.
Also, neglecting to install good rain gutters is another mistake property owners can make. Gutters are a simple fix that can help prevent water problems.
One major factor beyond your control is the type of soil your home was built on.
Not all soil is the same. Some types of soil swell when exposed to moisture more than others do. Fortunately, most of the soil in King County is described as medium absorbent, so it won’t swell as much as soil in some other areas of the country will.
One rather uncommon cause of property issues occurs when you have a really big tree too close to your house. This tree can create an issue if it’s roots spread underneath the house and interfere with your slab or water and sewer pipes.
The roots from a large tree too close to your house might also suck too much moisture out from the soil underneath your house. Of course, this would only occur during one of these typical dry Summers.
The forces of nature can contribute to the development of tiny cracks in your home’s structure. These tiny cracks allow in moisture and maybe a bug or two, and those tiny cracks can grow bigger each year.
I Don’t Think I Can Afford a Repair Right Now
If you notice a situation with your Green Lake area home, just get it inspected and corrected. At least get in inspected. Try not to put it off.
As much as we all would like problems to simply go away, they generally don’t. Issues like foundation crack repair should be corrected sooner instead of later.
The bottom of your house literally supports the entire rest of your house, from walls to roof. It’s best to address these problems rather than ignoring them.
If you are getting water in your basement when it rains a lot, maybe it won’t take too much work to fix it. You don’t want mold down in the basement. Mold does not get better over time either.
If you are thinking about not fixing your house and just selling it soon, home buyers generally don’t want to make an offer on a property that shows any evidence of water in the basement or any kind of structural issue.
And, if you are going to sell your home, it’s your obligation to let a buyer know about any problems with your property.
They will come up with a plan to correct whatever situation you have.
Try not to worry until you know what you are dealing with. Situations that appear to a homeowner to be way too difficult to fix can usually be corrected. The process might be a bit complicated, but they can usually be done.
To Be Your WA Contractor
Talk with a company that has been serving Green Lake homeowners in the house repair field for quite some time. They have the experience necessary to start a foundation inspection, come up with the right plan and then fix your problem.
Seattle Suburbs Locations Worked
Most of King County makes up the overall service area. They regularly work in the neighborhoods around Green Lake, including the 98103, 98107, 98105 and 98115 zip codes.
A Contractor Near Me in Fremont?
Work gets completed all over the central and north Seattle suburbs, including the Green Lake and Wallingford neighborhoods.
This includes properties in and around the 98103, 98107, 98105 and 98115 zip codes.
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117