This area deals with a variety of weather throughout the year including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, blizzards, and winter storms. The soil in Ohio and Pennsylvania consists of more than 50% clay particles. This type of soil is referred to as heavy clay. Clay soil heaves when extremely wet and shrinks when dry. This type of soil is slow to drain, causing water to build up and enter your basement wherever it finds a crack or place to enter. When clay soil gets extremely wet, it will heave, and when extremely dry, it will shrink. This constant shifting of the soil will also cause your foundation to shift, creating foundation failure.
This area is a mix of new construction and historic homes. No matter the age of your house, there are variables like unreliable facilities, including bad foundations and out-of-date waterproofing that can cause foundation damage. Some of the signs of foundation failure in your home or business are:
If you see any of these signs of foundation failure, contact the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services to come and inspect your home’s foundation. We will recommend the best solution for your foundation repair. We have the experience and use the best products for foundation repair. The products we use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation and waterproofing products made in the industry.
To check for waterproofing problems, look again for cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, and cracks in the floors, which can be signs of inadequate waterproofing on your exterior and interior. Drainage systems and vapor barriers can help reduce the amount of moisture in your home to prevent a wet basement. For quality basement drainage in Ohio and Pennsylvania, contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today.
The basement waterproofing systems that we offer can help to keep your home moisture free, preventing troublesome issues. Some of the waterproofing techniques that we specialize in include:
We also offer Santa Fe Dehumidifiers to minimize moisture and condensation in your home. Having a dehumidifier to lower the humidity levels in your home will help to keep the entire area cooler, drier, and more comfortable. Reducing humidity also stops mold from growing in your basement or crawlspace and can keep the bacteria and dust mites at bay. It is recommended that you reduce the humidity in your home to 50% or lower. Problems that can be taken care of with dehumidification services include:
We know that your home can develop problems when least expected, and because of this, we’re willing to work with you from a financial standpoint. Our 6 month same as cash financing program allows you to receive help with your foundation repair or waterproofing needs now, but pay for it later. Our finance team is always willing to work with you, too. Our main goal is to keep you safe and maintain your home. We will help you with the financial aspect because we care.
Another important area of your home is the crawlspace. This part of your house plays an integral part since it provides support for your home’s foundation. The most common problem in the crawlspace is a moisture issue. This results in:
The best way to keep water and humidity out of your crawlspace is to use crawlspace encapsulation methods and to install a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is a plastic or foil sheeting that is used to line the crawlspace wall, floor, and ceiling. Water is sealed out by the barrier, which prevents leaks through foundation cracks and stops moisture from seeping through the walls. Dehumidifiers can also reduce the moisture in your crawlspace.
Structural issues can also create problems in your crawlspace. Settling foundations or wood rot from crawlspace moisture might lead to settling crawlspace columns. To restore the structural integrity of the crawlspace, you can have the team at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services install crawlspace piers to underpin the crawlspace and support your foundation. These are just a sampling of our crawlspace repair options; call us today to learn more.