Welcome, brave homeowners, to a wild adventure in which South Jersey Waterproofing uncovers the hidden dangers that threaten your fortress—your home’s foundation! Beneath the tranquil surface of your abode lies a formidable nemesis as old as time itself: nature. Among nature’s henchpeople, the relentless growth of tree roots and other mighty objects poses a risk that could lead to foundation collapse, just as it ALMOST did in the above home in Pitman, NJ, in the summer of 2011.
The homeowners of this historic house, built in 1910, noticed that the foot of a tree was coming through the crawlspace wall, thus shifting and cracking their foundation! With the help of a local tree removal and landscaping company, South Jersey Waterproofing tag-teamed and slayed the dragon that was the peril of this Pitman home and saved them from catastrophe. To do that, we simultaneously removed the tree AND replaced the crawlspace foundation wall, resulting in a once again structurally sound home.
Unfortunately, while this home in Pitman, New Jersey, had a storybook ending, many homes don’t share the same fate. So please, humor us, and join your waterproofing and foundation repair experts as we embark on an exhilarating journey exploring the perils of nature and discover how South Jersey Waterproofing can be your knight in non-shiny armor against these threats.
The Epic Battle with Tree Roots:
Towering trees cast shade and beauty over your landscape. But beware! Beneath the surface, their roots engage in an epic struggle against your foundation walls. As these roots grow and expand, they exert immense pressure, causing cracks and weakening the structural integrity of your home. It’s a clash of titans that demands your attention!
Unveiling the Mystery of Soil Moisture:
Hold onto your steeds, adventurers, because another natural phenomenon is soil moisture! Tree roots are cunning creatures, always seeking out moisture-rich areas. When they encounter your foundation walls, they can squeeze through cracks and crevices, causing havoc. As they absorb moisture, the soil expands, creating a relentless force against your foundation. And the cycle of moisture absorption and drying can leave your foundation gasping for breath. Fear not! We have qualified experts to help identify and fix foundation issues before destruction reigns.
Confronting Nature’s Armory:
While tree roots are fierce foes, they’re not the only ones in nature’s armory. Prepare for a showdown against the wrath of rocks, boulders, and debris. These natural objects, carried by soil erosion or rushing water, can put immense pressure on your foundation walls. They will rest only once your fortress is weakened. But fret not, valiant homeowners, for South Jersey Waterproofing has faced fearsome forces of nature like this before and come out victorious.
Congratulations, fearless homeowners! You’ve completed the journey through the dangers of nature’s forces and emerged victorious with the knowledge to protect your home’s foundation. As with most of these treacherous tyrants, early detection is the key! By paying attention to your property, embracing the powers of foundation waterproofing, and conducting regular maintenance, you can rest easy, knowing that your fortress is safe from tree roots, rocks, and other formidable foes.
Adventure (and a stable structure) awaits! Equip yourselves with this newfound wisdom, and embark on the mission to secure your home, one waterproofed foundation at a time. Call South Jersey Waterproofing for a FREE assessment on your foundation repair or waterproofing problem today: (856) 428-8271
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