Foundation, Water, or Concrete Problems Near Northeast El Paso?
These pros offer sensible and reasonable remedies for several common building structure, concrete slab or wet crawlspace issues here along the state border.
If you are anxious you have an issue with one of these situations at your house, feel free to make a quick call and talk it over.
You can summarize your situation over the phone and they will tell you what your options are.
If you want someone to do more, you can arrange a morning or afternoon to connect at your house for a closer look.
How Do I Know if My Home Has a Problem?
When it comes to noticing house structure issues, in some instances the property owner knows right away that something is wrong.
Sometimes, the symptoms are just really clear.
Other times the indications are not easy to see.
And these troubles can occur in all kinds of houses, no matter what design or age they are.
Things to Look For Around Your Home:
• Water pools near your house after a rain or you have a wet crawlspace
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you open or close them
• There’s water down in your crawl space
• Gaps around doors and their frames, chiefly external doors and garage doors
• Uneven or sloping interior floors
• Cracking in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Up and down cracking in drywall, especially between a door frame and the ceiling
• Cracks in solid surface interior or exterior walls
• Cracked or separated interior molding, usually crown or door moldings
• Large cracks in a concrete floor or foundation
• Damp, humid or musty crawlspace
• Wood floors are saggy, weak or bent, or tile floor sections are loose
• Spaces between a wall and ceiling or wall and floor
• Separation between meeting exterior walls or a wall and chimney
Can My Property’s Problem Get Fixed?
A homeowner might assume that certain foundation issues could be just about impossible to remedy, but, in fact, almost all can get corrected by a professional in this field.
Difficult projects need a professional contractor and work crew.
They also need the correct tools and equipment.
They have the knowledge and tools to get the project done right.
Northeast El Paso Crawl Space Waterproofing Company
If your crawl space is wet, they will find out why it’s happening and how to stop it.
They might develop a waterproofing solution that will correct your moisture problem without having to do actual work inside your house at all. It is possible they could remedy your situation just by working only outside your house on the rain gutters, landscape and grounds surrounding your home.
New Mexico Mudjacking (Concrete Slab Lifting) Service
Some property owners realize a section of their concrete walkway, patio, driveway or garage has sunken a little bit over the years.
If this has happened at your property, they can usually fix it by a procedure often called mud jacking or slabjacking.
In order to elevate your slab, they drive a mud-like substance down under the section of the lowest slab. This filler expands, stiffens and shoves your concrete up to the perfect position.
After each of your sidewalk, terrace and driveway slab sections are all the same level again, it’s going to look even better.
And no one will be stumbling and tripping on them any more either.
Why Is This Problem Happening to Me?
Well, it’s simply the way our soil behaves.
The soil that is directly below your property routinely alters, shifts and moves a little. It broadens and contracts according to exposure to moisture and temperature.
This continual expansion and contraction of the ground puts tremendous force on even a solid home.
While you can’t control the elements or the science of soil, there are things you can do.
Two handy measures to take include making sure the lot where your home sits is properly graded and it has a suitable drainage plan and you have hooked up a reliable gutter system to move that rain water away from your home.
The particular physical characteristics of soil your home was built on is also a prime element as well.
Some varieties of soil will swell up more than others will when they get wet.
Unfortunately, in much of Texas and into New Mexico, our soil characteristics are classified as mid-to-highly absorbent. This means our soil can absorb too much water and then contract too much when it gets dry.
Growing a big tree too close to your home might even spark a problem in a few cases.
Your hefty tree may have long roots that might grow underneath your home and adds pressure on your slab, and could even impact water lines.
In some cases, the expansive roots from a major tree could even suck up a lot of moisture from the dirt beneath your structure during our really dry and hot summers.
These kinds of ecological force may bring about tiny cracking in your home’s structure.
These small cracks allow in humidness and little bugs, and these smaller cracks can get larger as time goes on.
Do I Need to Get My Place Inspected?
Look, when you’ve got some questions with your house which is concerning you, just get a local contractor to at least examine it.
At least you’ll know what you are facing.
It could be you don’t actually have a major problem and you don’t have to get it fixed.
You may have been worrying for no reason.
You are better off having it looked at and at least knowing exactly what your situation is.
And you shouldn’t try to ignore it and hope that it goes away.
Because it won’t. Foundation crack repair is serious and you should deal with it sooner rather than later.
Remember, your foundation actually lifts up the entire house. The roof, walls and floors all depend on it.
Unless you care for it you might end up in a real situation in the future.
When you’ve got rain water gradually seeping into your crawlspace, that may cause complications like mold.
And a mold problem will only worsen over time too.
If you are looking into selling your house, keep in mind that nobody wants to purchase a property which has a structural issue or has telltale signs of water seepage in the crawl space.
And if you know your place has a structure problem, you’re obliged to inform the buyer of what it is.
You wouldn’t want that buyer coming back after you when the sale is finished.
In spite of how terrible your situation may appear, almost all situations can usually get corrected.
Some jobs are tougher than other ones and some may require a complex process, but they can be done.
So try to not worry until you have your property inspected.
Have Your Home Looked Over
They have the experience and the ability needed to get your job done right.
These work teams have completed property jobs like this before.
They can get your property back in tip-top shape again too.
What Suburbs Do They Operate In?
The support area consists of the complete north metropolitan area including the areas east of the Franklin Mountains, Fort Bliss, Chaparrel, Community College area, Andress High School, Parkland High School, Irvin High School and Chapin High School areas.
The Kind of Work They Do:
– Making Houses Level
– General Foundation Fixes
– Concrete Slab Jacking
– Filling Up Concrete Cracks
Ready to Help Here:
- East of the Franklin Mountains
- Fort Bliss
- The community college area
- Andress High School
- Parkland High School
- Irvin High School
- Chapin High School
- Most of the northeastern suburbs along the border