Foundation Repair Services in Flourtown, PA
Repairs to Strengthen Your Home
When it comes to support, your foundation is an important part of your home; if it’s not structurally sound, it can mean serious issues. At TRU Basement Waterproofing, we want to make sure your home is strong and safe, which is why we offer foundation repair services in Flourtown, PA.
The Dangers of Water
One of the main reasons for foundation damage is water. If your foundation experiences consistent leaks or flooding, it can develop cracks, breaks, or crumbling that can become worse with time. In addition, this consistent water presence can weaken the ground surrounding your foundation.
Many homeowners attempt to fix foundation issues themselves, but they don’t have the necessary materials or skills. At TRU Basement Waterproofing, we offer foundation repairs in Flourtown, PA that can fix your damage properly. In addition, we can supplement any repair with a French drain installation to help alleviate hydrostatic pressure and prevent further cracking and deterioration.
Common Foundation Materials
Unfortunately, poured concrete is prone to wall cracks that can let water in from the outside. If this has happened to your home, our professionals can fix it. We’ll grind the crack out into a V-shaped groove and inject epoxy into it with precision. After that, we’ll smooth it down with hydraulic cement. If we need to fix the crack from the outside, we’ll use the same method. However, we’ll cover the hydraulic cement with tar and install a thick, 90 mil rubber over that. This will add extra protection for your foundation once we backfill the soil.
Cinderblocks are hollow on the inside. This means they’re prone to stair, vertical, or horizontal cracking that can compromise their strength. Some homeowners use repair methods like steel high beams or carbon fiber straps, but we believe these can be eyesores. Instead, we address a damaged block wall with wall pins. We install wall pins by flooding the core cavities of your blocks with high PSI concrete (reinforced by steel rebar). The concrete spans from the floor to the top of the foundation wall to mend your damage and reinforce your foundation.
As water sits against a stone foundation, it wears away the mortar between the stones. The mortar then turns to white, powdery substances called efflorescence. One way we deal with efflorescence is through roughcasting. This process is similar to stucco work, but has a reinforced vapor barrier to block future moisture from deteriorating new finish. This method also involves a French drain installation to carry away water that flows downward by gravity. The French drain prevents water build-up that can cause damage to your basement.
Contact TRU Basement Waterproofing Today
No matter what type of Flourtown, PA foundation repair you require, the professionals at TRU Basement Waterproofing can help. We can get the job done quickly to restore your area. Schedule an appointment today.