Cracked Walls and Floors
Cracks can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and directions. You may find that your basement wall has step-cracks, horizontal cracks and/or vertical cracks. All of these indicate excessive pressure against the foundation walls, footers, and/or floors of your home. This pressure may stem from the settling of your home, freezing and expanding water in the blocks themselves, in the ground surrounding your home, or from ground water rising and falling under the floor and/or footer. An inspection of your home by a qualified basement waterproofing company can help you identify the cause of each crack and discuss the best solution to fix the cracks, eliminate the effloresence, and stop the moisture and water seepage in your basement.
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