One of the major causes of wall damage is soil expansion outside of the home applying excess pressure to the walls. If rainwater does not properly drain from the home excess water collects near the walls and will damage your home. Clay dirt is especially susceptible to expansion as it has a higher capacity to higher pressure against the basement walls. The pressure of the soil against the walls and the moisture held in from the rainwater is the perfect formula for creating cracks in basement walls. So how do you stop it?
Proper drainage of the property leads the water away from the lower levels. Exterior drains are necessary to move excess water away from walls and prevent the land from sucking it all up. Waterproofing your downstairs area is an essential step to preventing damages to your foundation. Make sure you plug and seal holes in the walls. Keep an eye out for mortar damage or broken blocks which can increase the chances of walls breaking down. Using a waterproofing finish on the inside walls helps prevent water damage on the inside of the home.
Repair with Wall Pushbacks
Once cracking begins, the basement needs a professional evaluation to determine the cause of the damage. Walls that have been pushed inward by pressure can be repaired with a bracing technique known as Wall Pushbacks. During these repairs, the foundation is excavated, and the outside walls repaired and adjusted to place the walls back where they originated. Once they are in place a series of braces are installed to keep the wall in place.
Services available to Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding area
We can help cracks in walls and offer free estimates of all waterproofing and cellar requirements. Once estimated, a discount of 10% with Toledo Basement Repair is available for the next service. The services we offer include basic repairs, placement of the sump pump, required egress windows, waterproofing, and remodeling. We understand that Covid-19 affects all of us and will provide additional safety precautions for the duration of our visit. Contact Toledo Basement Repair for a quote. Also, check us out on Facebook.