Foundation Repairs And Basement Waterproofing

stock-photo-749897-cracked-concreteYour home can only be as solid as the foundation.  Having leaks in your basement that will jeopardize the condition of your foundation is something you cannot leave to chance, and forget about it till next time. At Pioneer Basement Solutions we can say that we are a company with more than 30 years experience and perfect customer service. We are dedicated to making your home safe and the foundation of your home stable before repairs can become costly.

Foundation Stabilization / foundation reinforcement is the process of stopping movement in your foundation before it gets to the point of needing major, costly repairs or replacement. Basement Wall Repair can be accomplished a few different ways depending on your situation. We offer a solution specific to your problem.

Foundation stabilization/ foundation reinforcement can be accomplished these ways:

Basement waterproofing options vary from home to home

Many homeowners wonder what is the correct way to waterproof a leaking basement? The answer to this question is not always straight forward, as an effective a solution generally depends on the specific situation. Waterproofing options can vary from house to house and require the expertise of an experienced foundation specialist.

Most basement walls leak due to outside cracks and other direct opening in the foundation walls and around basement windows. These can also include openings in cracked porous bricks and other exterior entry points that allow water to get in.

It’s important to remember that the only effective way to stop water from entering through these openings is from the outside. This requires excavating around the perimeter of your house to allow access to the problem area. The old weeping tile is replaced and the foundation wall is cleaned and repairs done if needed. If the foundation wall is concrete block, then the walls are parged with half-inch concrete covering. A waterproof rubber membrane is trowelled on and dimpled drainage board in applied overtop. Then new weeping tile is installed, connected to the storm drain or sump pit, before being covered with three-quarter inch stone.

Piering stabilizes homes with foundation problems

Your home is only as solid as its foundation, so it pays to be aware of any potential problems in this area before they become major headaches. Cracks in exterior brick, concrete or masonry can be tell-tale signs of foundation settlement problems. Other signals homeowners should look for include doors and windows that once closed properly and now bind; diagonal cracks on interior wall finishes at corners of doors and windows; and separation of wood trim at exterior corners of your structure.                    Foundation settlement and shifting is caused by many single or combined soil conditions. It’s definitely not something to take lightly as settlement can decrease property values and, in extreme cases, pose a safety

Expert advice to help prep your home for what’s ahead

In a conversation with Alex Nino Gheciu, Beaumler discusses ways to avert a winter housing headache before you’re caught in the cold.

What’s the first thing homeowners should think about as the temperature begins to drop?

Before we get into the freezing and the snow, now’s a good time to get into “basic maintenance” mode, as well as “prepare to save some money” mode. You can start by waterproofing the outside of your house ahead of the freeze-thaw cycle. Snow sits atop of your roof, but we always get a few snows that melt before everything stays.

Begin by taking a walk around the outside of your house and just having a look at it. Check your eavestroughs to make sure they aren’t clogged with leaves — it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put a gutter guard on them.

Also make sure the grading around your house is right and that the soil in your foundation is sloped away from the house in order to direct any water away. Grab some soil and fill any rough spots where the backfill has sunk, so that any water that comes down has a chance to run away. You don’t want water getting close to your foundation and possibly compromising it. Check that your downspouts are at least four to six feet away from the foundation, to direct any water away.


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