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Foundation repair is a crucial service for any homeowners in Parma, OH. The severe storms that the area experiences along with the expansive nature of the soil in Ohio can cause a variety of different foundation problems that can quickly turn into devastating foundation repairs if not taken care of right away. Most often, the foundation problems in your Ohio home are caused by some sort of movement of the soil underneath the foundation. That is why Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services uses quality foundation repair products from ECP (Earth Contact Products) to stabilize the foundation and keep the concrete from moving or sinking into the ground.
Shifting foundations and bowing foundation walls are often caused by an excessive amount of pressure in the soil pushing against the foundation. This pressure in the soil is due to a high water table – the more water that the soil absorbs, the more it expands and pushes on the foundation. Shifting foundations result from the foundation moving as the soil settles or shifts. Soil can settle as it dries and shrinks, or if the soil under the foundation was poorly compacted when the foundation was laid.
For settling foundations, we use steel piers to underpin the foundation and support the concrete. If your foundation has shifted, we can use helical tiebacks or wall anchors to pull the concrete foundation wall back into place. Steel I-beams and carbon fiber strips can also be used to stabilize bowing and leaning foundation walls, and are installed inside the home.
Wet basements are another concern for homeowners in Parma, Ohio. There are several different water problems that can be caused by a leak in your basement walls. Some of the most common basement moisture problems include:
These are all signs that you should invest in basement waterproofing as soon as possible. Here at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services, we can install interior and exterior waterproofing for your home to keep your home well protected from basement water. The interior waterproofing system will help remove water and unnecessary moisture from your basement using a sump pump system and various channels, pipes, and drains. We can also use crawlspace encapsulation and dehumidification services to prevent a water problem from becoming even more severe.
Exterior waterproofing is another solution that you can use to keep water out of your basement. Exterior drainage normally entails digging out around your foundation, installing a drainage system around the foundation footings, and backfilling the area. Surface drainage techniques can also be used to reduce water entry in your home. These methods involve using gutters, downspouts, grading around the home, and products like drywells to keep water from pooling in the yard and seeping through the concrete of your foundation walls.
Contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today for a basement waterproofing or foundation repair solution that fits your home.