Weather can wreak havoc on a home’s foundation. If you live in Sewickley, PA, you are aware that the weather can be drastic over the entire year. The winters are snowy and cold and the summers are hot and dry. This causes foundation damage due to the fact that the soil beneath your foundation changes as the weather changes. When the soil gets too wet, it will expand and when it is dry, it will shrink. This constant shifting of the soil will also cause your foundation to shift and move.When your foundation becomes damaged, it can cause structural damage throughout the entire home. Some of the things to look for are:
- Ceiling cracks
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floors
- Wall cracks
- Leaning or bowing walls
- Leaning chimney
- Doors and windows that stick
- Porch and stoop problems
- Garage column problems
If you see any of these signs, it could mean that you are in need of foundation repair. Let the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services come and give you a free inspection. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we have the solutions for you.
We use underpinning products such as steel push piers and helical piers to lift and stabilize the foundation. These piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is load tested. After testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure for many years to come.
For bowing or leaning walls, we use helical tiebacks and wall anchors. These will get your wall back to its original level and strengthen the wall so that it won’t bow or lean in the future.
All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry today.
Basement Waterproofing in Sewickley, PA
Water in a basement can cause many problems including the loss of living space and ruin personal possessions. It also becomes a place for mold and mildew growth. This can cause health issues for you and your family. Standing water is an obvious sign that you are in need of basement waterproofing. There are other signs that you may have a damp basement. Some of these signs are:
- High humidity
- Musty odors
- Wood rot
- High energy bills
- Condensation on walls and floors
- Staining or blistering wall coverings
Let the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services inspect your home and offer you the best waterproofing solution for your needs. The waterproofing services that we offer are:
- Interior waterproofing
- Exterior waterproofing
- Sump basins
- Sump pumps
- Battery backup sump pump
- Drainage systems
Exterior waterproofing includes the installation of a waterproofing membrane on the outside surface of the foundation walls. This will prevent water from getting into the basement. It also includes the installation of a drainage board covered in dimples, which allows the necessary space for water to travel from the top of the wall down to the collecting pipes below.
Interior waterproofing includes the installation of drainage pipes and drainage channels along the interior of the basement walls. These drainage pipes and drainage channels will drain the water to the sump pit where the sump pump will turn on and drain the water away from the basement and foundation.
Our sump pump system includes the sump pit, sump pump, and battery back up sump pump. As water fills the sump pit, the sump pump will turn on when the water reaches a certain level. Then the water is drained out of the sump pit away from the basement. The battery back up sump pump is installed in case there is a power outage.
We have over 30 years of experience in foundation repair and basement waterproofing. We have established an outstanding reputation in the Sewickley, PA and surrounding area. For all of your foundation repair or basement waterproofing needs in the Sewickley, PA area, contact the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today!