Kent Foundation Problem? Concrete Problem? Wet Basement?
We affordably repair concrete cracks, sinking concrete slabs, house structure concerns and wet or damp basements.
If you’re anxious you have an issue in one of these problems, you can give us a quick phone call to talk it over.
We might be able to offer you some help right on the phone.
Or we will set up a time to drive out to check out your property and provide some advice on how to best get your matter resolved.
Does My Property Really Have a Problem?
Normally it is obvious when there is a problem. In other cases, the warning signs are not so easy to see.
These complications can occur with any style of house, from a new house to an older one.
Symptoms Which Might Indicate a Foundation Situation
• Spaces around doors, specifically exterior doors and garage doors
• Doors or windows which stick to their casings when you try to open them, or close too hard
• Water inside your basement – water should never be in your basement
• Uneven or sloping wood flooring
• Separated or broke wood molding, particularly coor molding or crown molding
• Crevices in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Cracking in solid surface exterior or interior walls
• Up and down cracks in sheet rock, typically seen between a door frame and the ceiling
• Substantial cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
• Gaps between a wall and ceiling or a wall and floor
• Gaps or separation between two exterior walls or a wall and the chimney
• A wet crawlspace or visible pooling of water around your house after a rain
• Your basement seems damp or humid and possesses a musty smell
• Floors are sagging, weak, look warped or irregular, or floor tiles have become loose or broke
This Sounds Like a Really Big Job
House structure repairs can be difficult, but they can be fixed. Other challenges, such as raising a portion of a concrete sidewalk, are a lot less difficult.
Difficult projects will need a trained contractor and work crew. They also need the right tools and equipment. We have the experience and machines to get your job done right.
Basement Waterproofing Company in Kent WA
If you have a wet basement now and then, our waterproofing technician will get to the cause of your issue and find out why rain water is dripping into it.
In order to get your basement dry, we may concentrate on the interior of your basement or we might be able to get the work accomplished by just working on the exterior. We might manage to prevent water from leaking into your home by only improving the grading of your lot, putting in gutters, a french drain or other strategy. We may not have to have access to your basement walls whatsoever.
Kent Concrete Slab Lifting Service
If a section of your cement terrace, front walk or driveway has sunken some over the years, we could quite often take care of that too.
The process we use is labeled mudjacking (some contractors refer to it as slab jacking).
To lift up your slab, we press a thick liquid underneath the area of your sunk slab. This mud expands, hardens and pushes your concrete upwards to the suitable height.
Sometimes a property owner wants mudjacking performed primarily as a way to improve the appearance of their property, but cement slab raising helps to reduce accidental trips and falls which result from walking on uneven sections. And most of these jobs are completed in one morning or day.
Why Is This Happening at My Home?
Well, I’m not a science instructor, but it has much to do with how our soil our homes are built on reacts to the environment.
The earth your home sits on changes every now and then. It moves. It changes. It will broaden or contract with contact with moisture and temperature changes. These fluctuations of the soil your house is built on may wind up placing stress on even recently constructed buildings.
Even if you can’t change our weather, getting your house built on a residential lot that has subpar drainage and insufficient grading or declining to install really good rain gutters could be key factors in whether or not your house gets a foundation or water situation.
Some property owners run into issues in these areas; most will not. One of the greatest strategies to reduce house foundation problems is to prevent rain water from collecting around and under the home.
One fundamental factor that a property owner can not alter is the physical makeup of the soil their house is located on.
The physical makeup of soil and ground in different sections of the country may vary significantly.
Some soil varieties will be more absorbent than other varieties. The more absorbent the soil, the more water it holds and the more it will expand when it gets wet. Large expansion isn’t good. Luckily for us, most of the southern King County area soil is not very absorbent.
Another factor, even though it usually isn’t as frequent, is having a major tree too near to your property. A huge tree might have substantial roots that reach well under your home. These roots might lure all of the water out of your ground during extended hot and dry periods and even place physical tension on your home structure too.
These stress components can contribute to the growth of small-scale concrete cracking eventually.
Minor cracks can let in moisture and may grow into larger cracks. And those bigger cracks can lead to challenges.
I Want To Put It Off And Do It Later
If you see a predicament at your Kent area home, we recommend you have it inspected and fixed if necessary. At a minimum have it checked out. Don’t wait.
Do not dismiss it. You are already aware your basement foundation is supporting the complete home. Your house, the walls, floors and even the roof all rely on it.
Whenever moisture runs into a basement it will prompt circumstances including mildew and mold. Mold can be serious. And it could just grow worse over time.
Hoping to sell your house without doing the needed repairs probably isn’t a great idea either. Almost no house buyers are in the market for a property that shows any hint of moisture in the basement or foundation problems.
And since you understand your place has a structure situation, you are obliged to tell the prospective buyer of what it is. You wouldn’t want the buyer coming back after you once the sales transaction is over.
A number of situations which appear too tough to correct in the homeowner’s opinion can generally be solved. They might involve a complicated process, but they can get done.
Local House Repairs South of Seattle
We are one of those businesses that has been completing jobs in this field for quite a long time. We are a friendly company with the working experience to carry out dependable foundation inspections and then come up with a reliable plan of action to correct your trouble.
Our Local Service Region
We work for the vast majority of homeowners in Kent and Western Washington.
This includes the areas of Covington, Des Moines and Maple Valley, plus the zip codes of 98030, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98038, 98042, 98064, 98089, 98148 and 98198.
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Is There a Contractor Near Me in Kent WA?
We work on many homes south of Seattle such as Covington, Des Moines and Maple Valley and properties in and around the 98030, 98031, 98035, 98032, 98038, 98042, 98089, 98148, 98198 and 98064 zip codes.
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Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117
Call Us Today: 206-539-1117