Problem With Your Tigard Oregon Basement, Foundation or Concrete?
We fix settling concrete slabs, building structure problems, concrete cracks and rain-filled basements to building owners in NW Oregon.
If your house or property has an issue with one of these things, maybe you aren’t too sure how bad your situation is.
You might give us a brief call and we can talk about it.
If you call us, we will talk about what is going on and set up an appointment time to come over to your house and give you our opinion on how we could correct it.
Do I Have a Problem?
In some situations, a homeowner can easily tell they have a structure problem. Sometimes, it is simply very evident.
Other times the problem is hard to see. Nevertheless, these problems might turn up regardless of what kind of construction you have.
What Are Indicators of a Foundation Situation?
• Cracks in sheet rock, often from a door frame to the ceiling
• Spaces around interior doors, external doors or garage doors
• Large cracks in a concrete foundation or basement floor
• Irregular or sloped interior floors
• Gaps or any separation between external walls or a wall and chimney
• Cracking in interior or exterior walls
• Doors or windows that shut hard or stick to their frames
• Water gets into your basement occasionally
• Gaps between a wall and its ceiling or a wall and the floor
• A wet crawlspace or strange pools of water near your house after rain
• Separated or cracked interior molding, usually the molding around doors
• Your basement is musty, damp and humid
• Floors feel spongy, saggy, or irregular
• Cracks in interior or exterior brick walls or mortar
Can My House’s Problem Be Fixed?
Property owners tend to evaluate their home and assume their issue is so big, it’s going to wind up being a costly and super hard project to get accomplished.
But most of these types of situations can get resolved.
A complex foundation repair job requires an expert contractor, with the appropriate team and equipment in order to get it done properly. Going under a building, elevating it up and getting it level without disturbing the structural stability of the building is not for an inexperienced.
Waterproofing a Basement in Tigard
If your basement keeps getting wet from time to time, we can determine why it’s occurring and ways to stop it.
Your basement waterproofing course of action might not call for any kind of labor inside your house at all, all the work might be outside on the grounds and landscape surrounding the home. We will create a solution to fix the situation.
Tigard Concrete Slab Lifting Service
If a part of your cement front walk, terrace or driveway has sunk, we will correct that too. This procedure is called mudjacking (otherwise known as slab jacking).
Mudjacking is where we slowly inject a heavy liquid mixture below a sunken cement slab. As soon as this thick compound gathers under the slab, it solidifies and drives the slab up to the position you want it to be.
When we’re done, all of your slabs will be at the exact same height again. Concrete lifting can improve the appearance of a pathway and help reduce accidental trips and falls.
What’s Causing These Problems?
Underneath your house, driveway and patio, the earth is steadily changing. It lengthens and gets smaller as a result of moisture, shifts in temperature and other factors.
This really small, but nonstop shifting can cause the structure above the ground to react. Portions of the foundation can shift down or up or even side to side. The shift is small, but even little movements, happening many times, may lead to a problem with the building itself.
Most building owners will not experience any dramatic foundation or water situation, but a few will. There are some steps a homeowner might be able to do in order to prevent problems.
For starters, they can make sure the lot their house rests on is properly graded and shifts water out and away from their home. They can also make sure they have installed decent gutters that will take the rain which hits their home and moves it away from the house.
The makeup of the ground your house was constructed on is a major factor too. Some kinds of soil swell more than others when it gets exposed to moisture. Thankfully, in most of western Oregon, the soil isn’t as absorbent as it is in other parts of the country.
One more minor trigger for property troubles is when you have a big tree which is too close to your home. A substantial tree may cause problems if the roots spread beneath the building and maybe place some strain on the slab, or on water lines.
The roots of a giant tree which is too close to your home might also suck water out of the ground under your house, making the soil there too dried out during one of our classic Summer dry seasons.
Over time, a property may gradually form a small crack or two. And a very small crack might lead to a larger split. A significant split will let in air and moisture and it only becomes worse after that.
I Don’t Think I Can Afford a Repair Right Now
If it seems like you might have a predicament, you ought to get it inspected by a professional. Even if you can’t do the repair right now, at least find somebody to examine it.
Do not ignore it. You are already aware your basement structure lifts up your complete building. Your whole home, the walls, floors and even the roof all count on it.
Any time rain water penetrates into a basement, it may foster troubles through the years as mold and mildew. This troubles will not get any better over time either.
For anyone thinking of putting your house up for sale, no real estate buyer wants to invest in a property that has any kind of structure matter or includes indications of water in the basement.
And if you realize your house has a serious issue, you’re obliged to inform the buyer of what it is. You wouldn’t want that buyer coming back after you after the sales transaction has ended.
A structure problem can be somewhat distressing. But we can come up with a plan to correct the problem.
Try not to worry. Predicaments that appear to the homeowner to be too hard to repair can generally end up being fixed. Of course, it could take a pretty complicated and often tough operation, nonetheless it can get completed.
Have Your House Inspected
We are a business that’s been working in this home repair niche for some time.
Our local contractors have the working experience needed to complete thorough structure examinations in our area of Oregon and dependably correct your situation.
Where Do We Work?
We are able to support the vast majority of property owners near Tigard, including Metzger and Washington Square, including the 97223 and 97224 zip codes. Even if you reside a bit beyond the area, contact us anyway and we can let you know for certain.
Services We Perform:
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We work on homes from Portland down to Tigard, including Metzger and Washington Square and the 97223 and 97224 zip codes.
Foundation Solvers Portland, Oregon
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