Foundation, Water, or Concrete Problems Near Queen Anne?
Find a professional who delivers affordable solutions to most kinds of house structure, sinking concrete slab and wet basement issues.
If you suspect (or know) you have a problem with one of these areas, make a quick call. Why not discuss it.
Your potential contractor can give you some details right on the phone, or set up a time to drive over to give your building an inspection and offer some advice on how to fix it.
What if I’m Not Sure There is a Problem?
In some cases, an Emerald City homeowner can easily tell they have a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is clear and obvious.
In other situations, the symptoms are harder to detect. And these problems can show up with any type or style of building construction.
Common Problem Signs:
1. Floors have become uneven, weak or sloped
2. There are puddles of water near your house after it rains
3. Your basement is humid, damp or smells musty
4. Separated interior molding, often door or crown molding
5. Water is often in your basement
6. Cracks in interior or exterior walls, brick or mortar
7. Gaps around a door, especially an exterior or garage door
8. Doors or windows are sticking to their frames when you open or close them
9. Vertical cracks in sheet rock, usually up between a door frame and the ceiling
10. Gaps or separations between exterior walls or walls and chimney
11. Big cracks in your concrete basement floor or foundation
12. Gaps between a wall and floor or wall and ceiling
My Problem Looks Big – Can it Be Fixed?
A homeowner may assume that some foundation faults will be almost impossible to correct, but, in fact, most can be fixed by a professional.
These home repairs take trained, experienced foundation repair contractors and crews, working with some really special equipment, to correct and adjust a sinking building foundation, perform a house leveling or other serious structure repair.
Basement Waterproofing Service in Queen Anne
If your basement keeps getting wet, an inspector will come over and find out where the problem is coming from and come up with a solution to it.
The plan to waterproof your basement may not require any actual work to the structure or basement walls, but rather just modifications to the ground and landscaping surrounding the building. They can come up with a plan to make your basement dry again.
Queen Anne Mudjacking and Slab Lifting Services
If part of your concrete walk or driveway has sunken a bit into the ground, they can fix that too. The process used to fix it is called mudjacking (some people call it slab jacking).
Mudjacking is a procedure that involves shooting a caulk-like substance under a sunken slab. This substance takes up all the space below the slab and then forces the slab to rise up.
When they’re done, all your slabs will be at the same height again. Concrete lifting can improve the appearance of a walkway and help prevent accidental trips.
Are There Reasons Why This Happens?
Well, it’s just the science of soil.
The soil underneath your building shifts and moves. It expands and contracts with exposure to water and temperature. These movements are slow and slight, but they can be constant. This continual expansion and contraction of the soil can place stress on even a well-built home.
While you can’t control the weather or the science of soil, there are a few things you can do.
Two helpful factors include making sure the lot where your house sits is properly graded and has a good drainage plan and you have installed a decent gutter system to move rain water away from your building.
The makeup of the soil underneath your house is another major factor as well. Some types of soil swell more than other types do when they get soaked. Fortunately, in the Seattle metro, the soil is not as absorbent as it is in other parts of the country.
Another issue that can occur once in a while is having a big tree that was planted too close to your home. When that tree gets big it can cause problems as the roots spread out under the house and puts pressure on sewer and water pipes and anything else it touches.
Over time, you can develop small cracks around the structure of your house. These small cracks allow in air and moisture, and those small cracks can get a little bigger each year.
I Don’t Want to Deal With This Right Now
If you think you might have a problem at your house, you should at least get it inspected. It isn’t something you should put off.
Once you have it inspected, you will at least know what you are dealing with.
You should not simply ignore it and hope that it goes away. Because it won’t just go way.
Foundation crack repair is something you should work on sooner instead of later.
Your foundation supports your entire building. The floors, walls, and even the roof depend on it. If you have an issue, you should take care of it now so that it doesn’t turn into a more serious situation later.
When water gets into a basement it can cause problems such as mold. Mold can get serious. And it can just get worse over time.
If you’re considering selling your home in the next few years, just understand that no buyer wants to get involved with a property that has any kind of structural problem or has a history of water seepage in the basement.
And if you’re going to sell your place, you need to disclose to the buyer any known significant problems with your property or you could be in trouble later.
If you’re worried about your situation, it’s best to at least find out where you stand. Some situations can appear to the homeowner to be almost too difficult to fix. But a professional can generally fix them. Sure, they may involve a pretty complicated process, but they can be done. Try not to worry until you have all the facts.
Why Pick a Local Expert
Talk with a local company who has worked in this field for a long time. Some local inspectors and contractors have the experience needed to conduct a thorough foundation inspection and safely and efficiently get your situation corrected.
Do They Work in Your Area?
The service area includes central Seattle such as the Lower Queen Anne and Westlake neighborhoods and the zip codes of 98119 and 98109.
What They Can Do For You:
A Contractor Near Me in Queen Anne Area?
They work all over the main Seattle suburbs, including the Lower Queen Anne and Westlake neighborhoods.
This includes properties in and around the 98119 and 98109 zip codes.
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117