Many overlook foundation repair and structural strengthening as integral parts of home improvement. It involves repairing cracks in concrete foundations, which can cause damage to walls, floors, and other parts of your house. For over 70 years, South Jersey Waterproofing has been performing this work across southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania for homeowners with all sorts of dwellings.
How do you know if you need foundation repair or structural strengthening?
If you notice any signs of cracking in your foundation, such as uneven flooring, cracked walls, or damaged ceilings, then it’s likely that your foundation needs repairing. You should also check your basement for water leaks because these can weaken the structure of your home. If you notice any of these things, give us a call immediately.
After receiving your call, our team will first come to your home to determine the severity of the issue. If we find that your basement or foundation walls need to be repaired or strengthened, we can use steel channel bracing support systems, insert rods or grout, or use other common masonry materials such as stone, brick, or block to do the job.
Suppose a total wall or foundation replacement is needed. In that case, we will work with structural engineers to determine the point of failure and the best measures to restore long-lasting integrity to the structure of your home. South Jersey Waterproofing always utilizes our team, not sub-contractors, and we will always comply with local zoning and insurance requirements.
Some other questions you can ask yourself before making your call to us include:
Are cracks or bows appearing in or on your walls?
If you notice any signs of movement in your home, such as cracks in walls or floors, your foundation is likely a problem.
Cracks appear when the soil beneath your home shifts due to changes in temperature or moisture levels. This damage can happen naturally, but it’s also possible that the ground is shifting due to construction work or another phenomenon nearby.
Do basement windows leak, or does water get in the walls?
It’s not uncommon for water to leak into walls and other parts of your house. Leaks can happen when there is a problem with your plumbing systems, such as a broken pipe or faulty valve, but there can also be other issues that result in the destabilizing of your foundation over time.
If you notice water seeping through cracks in your window frames, you need to call the South Jersey Waterproofing team to repair them ASAP. Water damage can cause severe structural issues with your home, so contact us as soon as you spot any signs of leakage.
Do you have a problem with drainage?
Lastly, if you notice any water damage, such as wet floors, walls, ceilings, or furniture, this could be an issue with how water drains from your home’s gutters, sump pump, or another system. Water damage like this over time can cause severe structural issues, so it’s essential to address the problem before it worsens.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions – do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact forms TODAY. Unfortunately, water damage that leads to structural or foundational problems can be a headache. Still, with the South Jersey Waterproofing team by your side, we will get the integrity built back into your home’s foundation in no time. We proudly serve South New Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Glocester County, as well as Yardley, Pennslyvania, King of Prussia, and beyond.