Is Your Redmond Basement Wet? Cracked Concrete? Foundation Problem?
We do repair work on many kinds of house structure, sunken concrete slab and dripping basement projects.
If you feel your home is having an issue in one of these subjects, we would be more than willing to talk it over with you.
You could summarize your predicament on the phone, and perhaps we will arrange a time to come by your house and take a good look.
Do I Have a Problem?
Many times a Bellevue area homeowner has no trouble noticing their house has a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is just fairly evident.
In other scenarios, the property owner does not have any idea they have any problem. The symptoms are too subtle.
And new homes aren’t immune from these issues either. They can come up no matter what kind of home construction you have or however old your home is.
Here’s a Few Symptoms to Watch Out For:
• Rain water in your crawlspace or basement
• Separating or cracked interior molding (usually door or crown molding)
• Spaces around exterior doors or garage doors
• Floors are irregular, bouncy or beginning to warp
• Doors or windows which stick to their frames
• Splits in any solid surface wall, brick wall or mortar
• Uneven or sloping floors
• Up and down cracking in the sheet rock between a door frame and ceiling
• Separations between two exterior walls or one wall and chimney
• Large cracks in a basement floor or concrete foundation
• New gaps between a wall and ceiling or your wall and floor
• Your basement constantly smells musty or appears damp
• Collections of rain water close to your house after rains
Are These Issues Really Hard to Fix?
Homeowners frequently imagine their house problems are going to be almost impossible to correct, but, actually, nearly all situations can be corrected.
These kinds of home repairs take prepared, veteran foundation repair contractors and teams, utilizing some really specific gear, to alter and correct a sunken building foundation, do a house leveling or other major structure mending.
Redmond WA Basement Waterproofing Contractor
If your basement gets water in it following a hefty rain, we’ll put a stop to it.
We will determine why rain water is getting in and figure out how to stop it. No homeowner needs to put up with a damp basement.
Your basement waterproofing repair may not call for any work to the structure of your building itself, but we work instead just the ground and landscaping directly around the house. Whatever it takes, we will come up with an agenda deal with the matter.
Redmond Mudjacking (Concrete Slab Lifting) Service
A different service we offer is cement slab raising. Some people call this procedure mud jacking or slabjacking.
If you have a section of your cement driveway, sidewalk or veranda that has sunk into the soil so it is no longer even with the other sections, we can raise it back up to the right level.
To help you raise your cement slab back to where it previously was, we pump a mud-like substance beneath the slab. This liquid mud flows into the vacant gaps, stiffens and presses your concrete back up to the appropriate height.
After your walkway, courtyard or driveway slabs are all the same level again, they’re going to look much better. And nobody is going to be stumbling on them either.
Why Do These Problems Arise Anyway?
Well, it’s simply the science of our soil. The soil compacted below your home progressively evolves, adjusts and moves. It stretches and shrinks as a consequence of exposure to moisture and changes in temperature. This slow-moving, yet continued, expanding and contraction of the ground can place excessive pressure on even newer properties.
Even when you can’t change the Western Washington climate, having your home located on a lot which has very poor drainage or improper lot grading or your house doesn’t have good rain gutters might be major elements in whether or not you experience a difficult condition at your residence.
The properties of the soil your home was constructed on is a major component too. Some soil types swell and contract more than other soils when they get exposed to moisture.
Fortunately, in Washington State, our dirt is only relatively absorbent, it doesn’t swell as much as it can in some other areas of the country.
Growing a large tree too close to your residence could even start a problem in a few instances. Your large tree can have long roots that might extend underneath your home and puts pressure on your slab, and could even conflict with water lines.
In a few cases, the extensive roots from a significant tree could even extract an excessive amount of moisture from the soil under your structure during our really hot and dry Summers.
Over time, external forces working against your house’s structure can lead to small cracks. Sometimes little cracks remain small; sometimes they grow wider. And these big cracks let in humidity and tiny bugs. And moisture down in your basement is never a great thing.
Can I Wait and Think About It Later?
When you have an issue at your north Bellevue home, you probably should have it looked over and corrected. It really isn’t something you should put off for long.
It’s common to hope that the issue simply disappears, but basement cracks and faults don’t mend themselves. They won’t heal on their own. It’s almost always safer to tackle the issue now and not later.
If water leaks into a basement it will prompt situations like mold and mildew. Mold can get serious. And it can only grow worse each year.
And if you are getting ready to list and sell your house, remember most buyers don’t want to invest in a house which has a structure problem or shows tell-tale indications of moisture damage.
If you are planning to sell your house, it’s good to divulge to the potential buyer all known crucial difficulties with your property or you could find yourself in trouble months from now.
In a few instances, homeowners assume their structure trouble is so terrible it will become a serious dirty project and cost them serious money to take care of.
They sometimes turn out to be surprised that the project might be solved successfully.
But a homeowner doesn’t know for certain until they have it checked out.
There Are Choices
When selecting which local company or contractor to call first, you have choices. Our hometown crews have the experience and skills to undertake reliable foundation inspections in Eastern King County and you should be happy with the work we do.
The Communities We Work In
We will handle jobs all around the north Bellevue area including the neighborhoods of Union Hill, Novelty Hill and the 98053, 98073 and 98052 zip codes.
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Is There a Contractor Near Me in Redmond?
We work on homes in the north Bellevue neighborhoods, this includes Union Hill, Novelty Hill and properties in and around the 98073, 98053 and 98052 zip codes.
Give us a call.
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117
Call Us Today: 206-539-1117