Got Concrete, Foundation or Wet Basement Problems in Lake City?
We work to repair concrete cracks, sinking concrete slabs, house structure issues and damp or wet basements.
If you are going through one of these problems at your house, we are a good choice to help you out.
Why not give us a quick phone call, and we can talk about what is going on and set up a time to come by your house and give you an option on how we would fix it.
Is It a Problem or Not?
Some house problems can be very easy to spot. For example, if you have water in your basement every time in rains a lot.
Other problems happen so gradually that many homeowners do not notice them.
And while the majority of these problems happen at older homes, owners of new homes may experience them too.
Here Are a Few Signs to Watch Out For:
1. Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls, solid surface walls or mortar
2. Cracks in sheet rock between a door frame and the ceiling
3. New gaps around doors, especially exterior doors and garage doors
4. Sloping or uneven floors
5. Separation or space between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
6. Separated or cracked interior molding, commonly crown or door molding
7. Unusual cracks in a concrete foundation or basement floor
8. Water, dampness or a musty smell in your basement
9. Gaps between a ceiling and a wall and ceiling and floor
10. Doors or windows that close hard or stick to their frames when you open them
11. Floors are sagging, weak, warped, or a floor tile has become loose or broken
12. Water pools near your home after a rain or in your crawlspace
Is My Problem Going To Be Hard to Correct?
House structural repairs can be difficult, but they can be fixed. Other issues, such as lifting a section of a concrete sidewalk, are much easier.
Complicated repair projects require an experienced contractor and work crew. They also demand the right tools and equipment. We have both the experience and equipment to get your project done right.
Lake City Basement Waterproofing Service
If you are seeing water in your basement every once in a while, we can figure out why it is happening and come up with a plan on how to prevent it from happening again.
The right solution to your wet basement might involve taking some waterproofing steps in your basement, working on the grading and landscaping on the outside of your house, or a combination of the two.
It’s possible we may be able to correct the problem without needing access to your basement walls at all.
Lake City Concrete Lifting
Another service we can do is concrete slab raising. Some folks call this process mudjacking or slab jacking.
If you have a section of your concrete patio, driveway or walkway that has sunk down into the soil so that is no longer even, we can raise it back up again.
In order to raise your slab back to where it originally was, we force a mud-like substance under your sunken slab. This mud fills in the empty spaces, hardens and forces your concrete up to the right height.
Once all your sidewalk, patio and driveway slabs are all the same height again, it’s going to look a lot better. And no one will be tripping on them either.
Okay, What Causes These Problems?
Underneath your house, driveway and patio, the soil is very slowly shifting. It expands and contracts due to moisture, temperature and other factors. This slow, but constant shifting can cause the structure above the soil to react. Parts of foundation can shift up or down or sideways. The shifting is small, but even small movements, over time, can result in a problem with the structure itself.
One of the keys to keeping a building structure strong is to keep water away from around and underneath the property. First, a structure that sits on a properly graded lot will have rainwater move away from the building and not toward it.
A house equipped with dependable rain gutters and possibly an additional drainage technique such as a French drain system, will also be in a better position to not experience excess water under and around it.
Another factor that impacts this issue is the physical makeup of the soil under the house.
Different types of soils vary in the amount of moisture they retain. Some soil retains more water (thereby swelling and expanding) more than other types do.
The soil around most of King County is considered only mildly absorbent, so that factor is in our favor.
Just having a really large tree up close to your house can even be a contributing factor. The roots of a large tree can extend well under a house and extract moisture from under that house during hot summer months. This can make that soil too dry. And when it’s too dry, it contracts.
These elements can contribute to the beginning of small cracks over time in solid surfaces such as concrete. Small cracks let in moisture and can grow into bigger cracks. And just one big crack can create problems.
Our Best Advice — Don’t Wait Too Long
If you think you might have an issue with your property, if nothing else, you should at least get a professional to inspect it and get their opinion.
Cracks and problems with your concrete are not going to magically get better over time. It is best to get the problem fixed as soon as you can.
Your entire house rests on the foundation, it should be watched out for and taken care of.
When a basement is allowing moisture to get into it, the resulting problems can range from a musty smell to mold. And each year the results will get worse.
And it isn’t something you should ignore and let the next owner worry about.
If a house for sale shows any clues that suggests it has a structural problem, almost all home buyers will pass on it. Potential buyers are afraid that the house might need a big repair.
Plus, home sellers need to inform any serious home buyer of any major defect with their home before the sale goes through, so it is better to fix the problem first.
A homeowner sometimes thinks their problem is going to be almost impossible and really expensive to fix, but, in most cases, an experienced Seattle contractor can get the issue corrected. Sometimes the process might be pretty complicated, but it will get done.
You Have Choices
When it comes to deciding upon which company or contractor to use, you have choices. Our local crews have the experience to carry out reliable foundation inspections in Lake City and you will be happy with the work we do.
Our Local Service Area
We service the vast majority of homeowners in northeast Seattle.
This includes the areas of Cedar Park, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Olympic Hills and Victory Heights, plus the zip codes of 98125 and 98155.
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Call Us Today: 206-539-1117
A Contractor Near Me in Lake City?
We work all over the northeast Seattle suburbs, including Cedar Park, Olympic Hills, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook and Victory Heights.
This includes properties in the 98125 and 98155 zip codes.
Give us a call.
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117
Call Us Today: 206-539-1117