Tacoma Foundation Problems? Concrete Problems? Water Problems?
You can find someone who offers affordable solutions to many house structure, wet basement or sinking concrete slab issues.
If you think you have a problem in one of these areas, just make a quick call to discuss it.
We can give you some help over the phone, or set up a time to come out to inspect your property and offer some advice on how to get it fixed.
How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?
Sometimes a Pierce County homeowner can tell they have a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is simply obvious.
Other times the issue is harder to see. Unfortunately, these problems might show up no matter what type of home construction you have.
Here Are Some Common Signs That Could Indicate You Have a Problem:
1. Gaps around doors, especially exterior doors and garage doors, that weren’t there before
2. Doors or windows that stick to their frames when you try to open them, or close hard
3. An interior floor slopes one way or another
4. Water in your basement – water should never be in your basement
5. Separated or cracked interior molding, especially crown molding or door molding
6. Cracks in solid surface interior or exterior walls
7. Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
8. Vertical cracks in sheet rock, commonly seen between a door frame and the ceiling
9. Gaps between a wall and ceiling or a wall and floor
10. Large cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
11. Gaps or any separation between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
12. Your basement seems damp or humid and has a musty smell
13. A wet crawlspace or visible pooling of water near your house after a rain
14. Floors are sagging, weak, warped or uneven, or floor tiles have become loose or broke.
Can My Problem Be Fixed?
Homeowners sometimes think their house faults will be almost impossible to correct, but, in fact, most can be fixed.
But these home repairs take trained and experienced foundation repair contractors and crews, working with specialized equipment, to adjust and correct a sinking house foundation, perform a house leveling or other serious structure issue.
If you have a wet basement, these specialists will figure out what is causing water to leak into it.
Your Tacoma basement waterproofing solution may not even require any work inside the structure itself, but rather just on the ground and landscaping surrounding the home. They can come up with a plan to correct the situation.
If part of your concrete front walk, patio or driveway has sunk, they can fix that too. The process is called mudjacking (also called slab jacking).
Mudjacking is a process where your contractor forcefully inject a caulk-like substance underneath a sunken slab. This caulk under the slab forces the slab to rise up to the desired height.
Many situations that look way too difficult to fix in the homeowner’s eyes can usually be corrected. They may involve a complicated and sometimes difficult process, but they can be done.
Why Do I Have This Problem?
Well, it’s basically just science. The soil underneath your home slowly changes, shifts and moves. It expands and contracts depending on exposure to water and temperature. This expansion and contraction of the soil puts tremendous stress on even a well-built home.
While you can’t control the Washington weather, having your home sitting on a lot that has poor drainage or improper grading or your house doesn’t have good rain gutters can be major factors in whether or not you develop a bad situation at your property.
The particular soil your house was built on is a major factor as well. Some types of soil swell more than others when it gets wet. Fortunately, in Western Washington State, our soil is only mildly absorbent, it doesn’t swell as much as it can in some other areas of the country.
Another common cause of property issues is having a large tree too close to your home. This can cause problems as the roots grow underneath the house and put pressure on water and sewer pipes and your slab. The expansive roots of a major tree close to your house can also draw all the moisture out
from the soil underneath your building, making it too dry during our Summer dry season.
These types of environmental stress can contribute to small cracks in your home’s structure. These small cracks allow in moisture and bugs, and those small cracks can get bigger as time goes on.
Can’t I Just Put it Off?
If you have an issue with your WA home, you should get it inspected and fixed. It isn’t something you should put off.
And you can’t simply ignore it and hope that it goes away — it won’t. Foundation crack repair is an issue you should deal with sooner instead of later.
Remember, your foundation literally supports your entire house. The walls, floors and roof depend on it. If you don’t take care of it you may end up in a serious situation later.
Water slowly leaking into a basement can cause problems including mold. And it will just get worse over time.
And if you’re considering selling your home, no home buyer wants to buy a house that has any kind of structural issue or has tell-tale signs of water seepage in the basement.
And, as a real estate seller, you have to disclose to the buyer any significant problems with your property or you could be in civil trouble later.
This is one of the companies that have been working in this field for a long time. These local contractors have the experience necessary to conduct thorough foundation inspections and efficiently solve your issue.
Where Do We Work?
The typical service area consists of the entire metro area (Tacoma Dome area, Fife, Fife Heights and beyond) and most of Pierce County and the surrounding local towns. If your Washington home isn’t in an area that we can service, we will simply tell you when you call.
Our Main Services:
A Contractor Near Me
They work all over the Tacoma metro area – Tacoma Dome, Stadium District, Fife and Fife Heights – and beyond. Some of the suburbs and zip codes are listed below. Even if you don’t see your suburb or zip code below, if you are in the area, make a quick call. Thanks.
Algona, Auburn, Central District, Dash Point, Eastside, Emerald Downs, Federal Way, Fern Hill, Fife, Fife Heights, Frederickson, Hilltop, Kent, Lakeland North, Lakewood, Mcchord Afb, Milton, North End, Northeast Tacoma, Pacific, Parkland, Puyallup, South End, South Tacoma, Spanaway, Sumner and University Place.
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Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117