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The foundation of your home is the most important part of the home. The entire structure sits on the foundation. When something is wrong with the foundation, the entire structure will
become damaged. Several things can cause a foundation to have settlement or failure. One of the most common causes in the West Chester, OH area is due to the expansive soil in this area. Expansive soil expands when it gets saturated and shrinks when there is not enough moisture in the soil. As the soil expands and contracts, it causes the foundation to shift and move. This can cause damage throughout the structure.
It is important to know what some of the signs are of foundation settlement. Some of these signs are:
If you see any of these signs, contact the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services. We will come and give you a free inspection and offer the best foundation repair solution to fit your needs.
To repair a foundation that has settlement or failure, we use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground under the foundation through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is individually load tested. After the piers are 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 structurally sound again for many years to come.
To repair bowing or leaning walls, we use helical tiebacks and plate anchors. These will pull the wall back to its original level and add long lasting support to the wall so that it won’t bow or lean in the future.
Don’t let a wet basement cause you to have personal possessions ruined or cause you to lose living space. A wet basement can also be a source for mold and mildew growth which can get into the air you breathe and cause health issues for you and your family.
The most obvious sign of a wet basement is standing water. However, there are other, less obvious signs of a wet basement. Some of these are:
Let Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services inspect your basement and offer you the best solution to get your wet basement repaired and keep it dry for many years to come. We offer the following services for basement waterproofing:
We install drainage channels and pipes for our interior waterproofing system. The drainage channels collect the water and the pipes drain the water into the sump pit. As the sump pit fills and reaches a certain level, the sump pump turns on and drains the water away from the basement and foundation.
The exterior waterproofing system includes the installation of a waterproofing membrane on the exterior surface of the foundation walls. A drainage board is also installed that is covered in dimples which allow the necessary space for water to travel from the top of the wall down to the collecting pipes below.
Our sump pump system consists of a sump pit, sump pump, and battery backup sump pump. As the sump pit collects the water, the sump pump gets activated and drains the water out of the pit and away from the foundation. A battery backup sump pump is activated in case of a power outage.
The products we use for foundation repair and basement waterproofing are the best in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry today. When you contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Systems for foundation repair or basement waterproofing, you are getting a team with over 30 years of experience along with the best products to get your repair done right the first time. Contact us today!