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The cold winter temperatures, summer rains, and occasional poor construction job can all be causes of foundation failure for homes in the McCandless, PA area. If you are one of the many homeowners in Pennsylvania who notice an issue with their foundation, contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services right away. We will help you determine the cause of the foundation problem and find the best solution to repair any damage that has resulted.
Foundation problems come in all types, and may be very severe, or not at all serious. Even if the foundation problems in your home are not causing major issues right now, it is important to have them fixed as soon as possible, since they will most likely only get worse. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services has a variety of solutions for every foundation problem you may encounter. These are our most common foundation repair solutions:
If you have a settling or sinking foundation, steel piers are the way to go. These piers are driven underground until they are anchored in the stable layers of soil and rock deep beneath the surface. Then, the piers are used to support the weight of the home, lifting the settling foundation to the proper level. Helical piers work in the same manner as steel piers, but instead of driving into the ground, helical piers screw into the ground.
For shifting foundations and bowing foundation walls, consider plate anchors, wall anchors, or helical tiebacks. Plate anchors and wall anchors utilize an anchor in the yard adjacent to the bowing foundation wall and a rod and plate system attached to the wall to pull the foundation into place. Helical tiebacks are much like a helical pier that is installed horizontally – they screw into the ground laterally to pull the wall into position. If you need reinforcement for leaning walls or wall cracks, try using carbon fiber strips.
In addition to foundation problems, many homes often suffer from basement water issues. These issues include problems such as:
These are all signs that you are in need of waterproofing systems from Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services. We offer exterior waterproofing to prevent water from pooling in the yard and seeping through foundation cracks. We also offer interior waterproofing systems to collect water in the basement and reroute it away from the home. This is done using a sump pump system, which is a vital part of any waterproofing operation.
For damp, humid spaces, a Santa Fe Dehumidifier can be installed. This helps to remove some of the moisture from the air, leaving your home drier and healthier. A drier basement will be less likely to develop a mold problem, just one of the many important reasons to invest in dehumidification from Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services. Vapor barriers are another good way to keep humidity down and prevent mold growth. These waterproofing barriers are made of plastic or foil sheeting and are installed along the interior of a crawl space to seal out moisture.
For even more information on waterproofing and foundation repair services in McCandless, Pennsylvania, contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today.