Here at Poseidon Waterproofing we use advanced products and systems to assist in restoring the common faults of failing foundations. We start by assessing the core issues of sinking concrete, cracks, shifts, and bowing walls. Then providing a proper solution on how to address these areas with thorough installations by our certified technicians. We provide foundation repair methods that not only fix the problems but ensure they never happen again. We believe in permanent solutions so that your home is safe and your investments are not wasted on temporary repairs.
If you’re experiencing any foundation related problems you can contact us for a free evaluation and consultation with no strings attached. We send employees that are authorized in the state of Pennsylvania for all building code and maintenance regulations for structural repair work. In addition to our expert foundation repair services, we can also provide you with crawlspace repair as well as comprehensive basement waterproofing services.
The most common and serious problems that homeowners should look for are:
- Foundation cracks
- Bowing walls
- Settlement problems
These indicate dangerous and hazardous deterioration of your foundation that threatens your home and should be taken care of immediately.
Common Foundation Problems That Need Repair
Due to our location here in the northeast, soil conditions and rising & falling water tables have a huge impact on foundations. With colder winters and summers the soil expands and contracts each year causing many homes to shift or settle over time. Without a preventative system in place foundations can wear and tear and require repairs to stabilize the entire structure. This includes bowing of the walls and cracks on either the wall itself or the foundation.
Foundation Wall Cracks
This happens after foundation occurs or in some instances if you have a waterproofing problem. In more extreme cases your home will have vertical cracks that are literally separating the foundation apart into two pieces. In minor but still serious cases you will notice horizontal cracks where the shifts of soil and foundation have begun, and other major symptoms will follow if left unchecked.
Bowed Basement Walls
The most dangerous condition is having an excess amount of pressure outside of the basement wall. This comes from soil and water build-up that eventually bows the wall inwards. This is more common with mason built basement walls, however early signs of this symptom can be simple to extreme cracks with standard poured foundations. Our technicians will be able to figure out which problem you have and address it accordingly.
Foundation settlement is essentially shifting or sinking concrete, where either side of the home is degrading into the soil and causing stress on the foundation slab. If one area settles into the ground you will notice splits and cracks in the concrete. Other instances can be caused by lack of water drainage where the clay rich soil will expand and contract, while weak soil without proper ‘filling’ when the slab was poured will become weaker and ultimately sink the foundation altogether.
Our Methods for Fixing Foundations
SafeBase™ Push Piers
We utilize a solid piering system to lift your foundation back into place and relevel the slab. This will fix sinking foundation problems as well as the aftermath of concrete cracks.
Liquid Urethane Injection
With any foundation repair we finish off the project by injecting liquid urethane to permanently seal these openings from potential water leaks that will cause additional problems.
SafeBase™ Wall Anchors
We use wall plates and steel rods that are installed outside and inside of the basement wall to pull the bowed concrete back in place. This is a permanent solution that will withstand any amount of pressure.
Rhino Carbon Fiber®
Ultra strong carbon fiber strips, tied into the foundation of the home, can control bowing walls from inside the home.
Why Choose Poseidon Waterproofing for Foundation Repair
Our team of experts will come to your home, find the cause of your foundation issues, and come up with a plan to resolve the problems. We use SafeBasements™ products, anchors, piers, and sealing agents. This allows us to implement a solution that can permanently take care of your home’s problems.
Don’t risk the structural integrity of your home any longer, give us a call today and set up an appointment for a consultation for foundation repair with our team of experts. See a list of cities where we provide foundation repair including the common areas in southeastern Pennsylvania.