Basement foundation damage is one of the most common problems in today’s homes. Due to the amount of water that can end up in a basement, homeowners must check for leaks and cracks before this problem escalates. It can cause water to go up through the basement walls, leading to severe problems. Once the water gets into the foundation and makes it past a point of no return. The damage is already done that cannot be repaired for years after. For repair to be done, there has to be a stop.
What Causes Foundation Damage?
It is caused by water leaking into the basement from many different sources. Such as plumbing leaks, cracks in the foundation, and even climate. Pipes may break, or the sealant is old. Mainly, water pressure shifts the foundation and creates cracks. Further, improper drainage can be the main cause of foundation damage.
How Do You Identify Basement Damage
Basement problems can cause water damage to the foundation and lead to severe issues. Building or plumbing professionals typically use various methods to look for damage. Such as inspecting the basement floor and looking at walls and ceilings. Or even looking at the subfloor where the insulation is. Identifying the damage is the first step to addressing these issues and ensuring that the problems do not worsen.
Why it’s Important to Fix Foundation Damage.
1. Prevent Leaks
If the basement foundation is damaged, it can cause leaks that go up through the walls, leading to severe water damage and even mold. This water can run during a rain storm or even when it’s not raining – especially if cracks in the concrete walls allow water to get in. With this fixed, you can keep the walls dry and prevent water damage.
2. Prevent Structural Damage
Water will cause structural damage if it gets into the framework of your house by running up through the basement walls and getting into floors or places where wood is used, such as stairs and door frames.
3. Prevent Damage to Insulation
Insulation is vital to keep cement walls warm and prevent the foundation from freezing. If water gets into the foundation, it can get into the insulation and cause water damage that will be hard to repair. By fixing the damage, you can prevent future issues and protect your investment in your house. Foundation problems can cause many other issues as well.
Conclusion and Call to Action.
Toledo Basement Repair Company understands that a home is one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime. It is why we take great care of every aspect of every project. Toledo Basement Repair has been in the business for over 20 years and has perfected the art of basement waterproofing and foundation repair.
Further, Toledo Basement Repair offers a free estimate on any waterproofing or foundation repair job, so give us a call today to schedule your free estimate. If you are looking for a company to repair your home (or provide preventative measures), ensure that you have the best contractor for your specific needs. Call us today!
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.