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The weather in Glenshaw, PA can affect your foundation. With the cold, snowy winters, hot and dry summers along with rainy springs, your foundation may become damaged and experienced some settling. The clay soil in Glenshaw, PA is expansive which means that when it becomes too wet, it will expand and when it becomes too dry, it will shrink. This shifting of the soil beneath the foundation will also cause your foundation to shift and move. This will cause damage throughout the entire home.
If you see any of these signs of foundation settlement, contact the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services for a free inspection. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we use underpinning products such as steel piers and helical piers to get your foundation back to its original level and stabilized again.
These steel push piers and helical piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. After they reach the solid soil layer, each pier is individually load tested. Once they have been load tested, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. The structure will be back to its original level and stabilized.
A wet basement can cause problems throughout your entire home. It can cause you to lose living space and ruin personal possessions. A wet basement is also a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. When mold spores get into the air you breathe, it can cause health issues for you and your family. Standing water is the obvious sign of a wet basement. There are other, more subtle signs that you may be in need of basement waterproofing. Some of these signs are:
Our interior waterproofing system includes the installation of drainage channels and pipes. The drainage channels collect the water and the pipes drain the water into the sump pit. When the water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, the sump pump will turn on and drain the water out of the sump pit and away from the basement and foundation.
Our exterior waterproofing system includes the installation of a waterproofing membrane on the exterior of the structure, next to the foundation walls. A drainage board with dimples is also installed. This drainage board allows the necessary space for water to travel from the top of the wall down to the collecting pipes below.
The sump pump system consists of the sump pit, sump pump, and battery backup sump pump. The sump pits collect the water and the sump pump is activated when the water reaches a certain level and drains the water from the pit and away from the basement. The battery backup sump pump activates in case of a power outage.
Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services uses Earth Contact Products (ECP) for foundation repair and basement waterproofing. These products are the best in the industry. We have over 30 years of experience and we take pride in the outstanding reputation we have established. Contact us for any of your foundation repair or basement waterproofing needs today.