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Athens, Ohio has soil that consists of mostly clay. Clay soils are referred to as expansive soils. This means that when it rains heavily, it expands and when it becomes very dry, it shrinks. This causes the soil to constantly shift and creates voids beneath the foundation. As the soil is shifting, so is your foundation.
When water pools around your home this can also cause foundation problems. It puts pressure on the foundation walls which causes bowing and leaning, and occasionally, wall cracks will form and leaks will occur. A homeowner can address any water damage or foundation failure by contacting Matthew’s Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services for foundation repair needs in Athens, Ohio.
If you have encountered water damage to your foundation, you have many solutions to help you take care of the problem. One thing you should do is check your gutters. Clogged gutters are a leading cause of water in the basement. The water runs right over the edge and lands next to the wall. It has nowhere to go but through any cracks you may have in your foundation. As concrete ages, it will likely develop cracks. If left unattended, the cracks will get larger and water will rot the sheetrock, insulation, and be a threat to electrical wiring. Matthew’s Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services recommends that the homeowner checks the landscape to make sure water is moving away from the foundation. A modern sump pump and drain system is another good solution to keeping your interior dry. We have many choices from Earth Contact Products Pro-Series sump pumps to choose for your home. We will also help with crack repair and prevention.
It was believed that the outside air of a crawl space was the best ventilation to aid in moisture control. New research has found that the outside air in the spring and summer can make it worse. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, you are creating a healthier living space for your family and a stronger foundation. When you contact Matthew’s Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services for your foundation repair for your Athens, OH home, you are putting your family first. We want to help you with all your foundation needs. Call us for a free estimate. We look forward to assisting you in any foundation repairs or basement waterproofing projects for your home.