Portland Basement Wet? Cracks in the Concrete? Foundation Issues?
We deliver fast help to local homeowners and property owners.
We deal with just about any foundation or concrete problem you may be going through.
From a drenched basement to a settled concrete slab to a crack in your basement wall or floor, we can help.
If your building or property has an issue in one of these things, perhaps you aren’t sure how bad your problem is.
You might give us a short call and we can talk about it.
When we’re on the phone, we can discuss the symptoms you are witnessing, and, if you want, we can set up a time to drive out to your house, take a look at your property and offer some advice on how we will get it taken care of.
When Do I Know if My House Has a Problem?
In some instances it is just clear there is a big problem. Other times, the warning signs are not easy to find.
These troubles can occur at any kind of building, from a newer home to an older one.
You May Have a Problem if You Discover Any of This:
• Substantial cracks in a cement foundation or basement floor
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you close or open them
• Rain water gets in your basement or crawlspace
• Spaces around exterior doors or garage doors
• Uneven or sloping interior floors
• Vertical cracks in drywall between the door frame and the ceiling
• Noticeable separations between exterior walls or your chimney and a wall
• Pooling of water around your house after a rain
• Spaces between a wall and the ceiling
• Gaps between a wall and the floor
• Basement is damp, humid or has that musty smell
• Cracking exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Separating wood molding, primarily crown or door molding
• Floors are sagging, warped or uneven
• Cracking solid surface interior or exterior walls
This Problem Looks Like It Will Be Hard to Fix
Major house structure problems are very hard to fix, but they can get done.
Homeowners might imagine their own problem is either not fixable, or it will cost lots of money to correct, but that is not necessarily correct.
With that in mind, these types of improvements require the attention of a trained and experienced foundation repair company and staff. And they need to have the correct tools to change a settling home foundation, complete a house leveling or safely finalize another kind of serious structure situation.
Waterproofing a Basement in Portland
In case you are coping with a wet basement, we have a professional who can figure out why that water is leaking in.
The appropriate strategy to your wet basement could involve doing some waterproofing tasks in your basement, concentrating on the grading and landscaping around your property, or perhaps a mixture of the two. We might be able to fix your situation without needing to have access to your basement walls at all.
Slabjacking or Concrete Slab Lifting in Portland
Another service we provide is concrete slab lifting. Some folks call this service mud jacking or slab jacking. If you have a piece of your concrete drive way, sidewalk or patio that has sunk down into the soil so it is no longer even with the other sections, we can raise it back up to the right level.
Mud jacking is a procedure of forcefully pushing a thick substance under a sunken cement slab which, after it has filled all the cavities under the cement, makes the slab to raise up.
Concrete lifting increases the appearance of walkways by getting each segment the same height and also helps to prevent unexpected trips on uneven segments.
Why Is This Happening to My Oregon Home?
Well, it’s just the way our ground acts. The soil that lies underneath your house occasionally changes, adjusts and moves a little. It expands and shrinks according to exposure to water and changes in temperature.
This continuous expanding and contracting of the soil sets significant force on even a well-built house.
Even while you can’t change our weather, getting your house constructed on a lot that has bad drainage and unconventional grading or neglecting to install good rain gutters could be major factors in whether or not your home experiences a foundation or water issue.
Some property owners run into challenges in these areas; many others do not. One of the best ways to avert house foundation problems is to prevent rain water from gathering around and under a house.
One of the primary variables which affect a home is the absorbency of the earth it sits on. Soil that can absorb and retain a lot of moisture will often expand more than soil that doesn’t hold water well. We are pretty lucky around here in North Oregon, most of the dirt under our houses is not very absorbent.
Growing a large old tree too close to your residence could even start a problem in some cases. Your large tree may have long roots that reach underneath your home and adds stress on your structure, and might even interfere with water pipes.
In some instances, the considerable roots of a significant tree might even pull out an excessive amount of moisture from the dirt beneath your building during our really hot and dry Summers.
These types of environmental pressure can bring about little cracks in your house’s structure. These small cracks allow in dampness and tiny bugs, and those small cracks might get larger each year.
Do I Need to Get My Place Inspected?
Look, when you’ve got some trouble with your home and it’s concerning you, simply call a professional to at least take a look at it. Then you’ll know what your situation is.
It could end up that you don’t even have a significant problem and you don’t really need to get it fixed. You might have been worrying for no good reason. You are better off having it looked at and at least understanding what your issue is.
A concrete problem won’t get better over time. It will normally stay the same or get worse. You might be able to wait on getting the repair work undertaken, but it could be best to fix as soon as possible.
Whenever you see rainwater in your basement, it suggests you have a problem. Whenever water goes into your home it can start problems including mold and mildew. And it will just grow worse the longer it’s there.
Attempting to sell your house without doing the needed repairs probably isn’t a good plan either. Hardly any home buyers are drawn to a house which has any hint of water in the basement or structural problems.
Being a house seller, you must disclose to the buyer any major issues with your property or you could be in civil problems later.
If you are concerned about your situation, it’s best to at least ascertain where you stand. Some conditions might appear to the property owner to be almost too difficult to solve.
But a knowledgable contractor can usually get the job done. Sure, the repairs may include a demanding process, but they can be done. Try not to be worried until you have all the facts.
Get Your House Repaired
When picking the right company to inspect your house, you have a couple of good choices. With our practical knowledge and tools, we can schedule and carry out your project and put your place back to proper condition.
Where in Portland Do We Work?
We can do all sorts of property maintenance projects all over the greater metro area – including the downtown areas of Beckman, Chinatown, Homestead, Old Town, Pearl District and Southwest Hills, the downtown zip codes of 97209, 97227, 97212, 97232, 97204, 97201 and 97205, plus most of the suburbs and around Multnomah County.
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