The value of a house is not only determined by its locality or structure but by its foundation. When there is support damage, the probability of the house maintaining its structure will be limited. For this reason, it is essential to have professionals such as Toledo Basement Repair check your house and repair it when the need arises.
How to Identify Foundation-based Problems
Foundational problems are usually a cause of various factors, with some of the most common ones being poor planning and building on expansive soils. As a fact, the estimate is more than 60% of homes have been built on expansive soils, with soil distress being a cause of concern for homeowners. Distress occurs when only a section of the foundation settles or heaves, thus causing cracks. It is for this reason that we design a waterproof basement for our clients. A waterproof basement prevents the growth of mold, thus protecting your belongings. Apart from this, when basements are as storage spaces, the failure to waterproof them can lead to cracks that can allow moisture to enter the basements, with the likely outcome being floor damage.
Signs Your House Needs Foundation-based Repairs
In our company, we start the process of fixing foundation damage by identifying any form of structural distress. During the identification process, we use a push pier to offer support to the house, more so in instances where the soil is unstable. This step is important because a failure to identify distress can lead to major structural damages to the house. An important aspect to bear in mind is that we identify foundational distress by pinpointing interior and exterior warning signs. Interior warning signs are those that can be seen inside the house, while exterior warning signs are those that can be seen outside the house. Exterior warning signs include;
- Displaced moldings
- Separation around garage doors, windows, and walls
- Cracked bricks
- wall rotation
On the other hand, interior warning signs include;
- Misaligned windows and doors
- Cracks on the floors
- Cracked sheetrock
- uneven floors
Have the Repairs Done by Professionals
Once you identify the problems, the next step is to call a professional to assess the damage and require recommended steps to fix the problem. This is the most important step because not everyone can professionally repair and salvage your house. If you are based in Toledo, you should consider the services provided by our company, Toledo Basement Repair. Not only do we have some of the most qualified professionals, but we incorporate various techniques, such as the use of a push pier to offer support to your house.
Toledo Basement Repair is a company that has been in operation for years, and we strive to ensure that our customers are presented with the best services based on their needs. The good thing about our company is that we offer free estimates on any waterproofing or basement needs. Additionally, our customers are offered a 10% discount if they conduct business with us in the future. With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have taken extra precautions to safeguard the well-being of our customers and staff. These precautions include vaccinating all of our staff members and wearing protective clothing such as masks, eye shields, and gloves.
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Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.