You have probably seen it before, whether it was around your home or not; concrete crumbling, chipping, or flaking. It can be unsightly, sure, but there’s a deeper problem with this, especially if you see it around your foundation. If your foundation has these problems, you should call a professional like the ones here at WTX Foundation Repair. We can help you identify your issue and provide you with solutions!
Concrete will crumble or chip during freeze and thaw cycles. It will also happen over time with exposure to lots of water. When your foundation concrete begins to chip and fall away, it can allow water to seep through, both through cracks and the porous surface. When it enters your basement or crawl space, it can wreak havoc. It can cause wood rot, mold & mildew, standing water, and even flooding in some cases. It also weakens your foundation, which supports your home. That’s never good!
There are a few ways of protecting your foundation from these issues. Most of them have to do with drainage. The easiest option is to make sure you have well-functioning downspouts and gutters. That’s often something that homeowners can do on their own. The next option is to consider crack injections. This solutions seals cracks and strengthens your concrete and helps keep water out of your basement or crawlspace. Another option would be to install interior and/or exterior drainage systems. If your basement or crawlspace is prone to lots of water or flooding, this is a necessary solution for you! Last but not least is one of the best waterproofing options; vapor barriers (AKA crawl space encapsulation). This option seals out all water from your basement so you don’t ever have to worry about water damage in your basement.
Contact us today and we will provide you with a free in-home inspection and a free estimate. We’ll offer you a few different solutions based on your needs and budget. Once you make your decision, our team of professionals will work to fix your problems so you no longer have to worry about foundation crumbling! Give us a call today!