At some point or another, most homes will experience foundation problems like leaking and cracking. The key is to not wait too long to get a foundation repair; otherwise, the problem can grow quickly.
Foundations are made of many different types of materials. This is why they suffer from a variety of problems. In Canada, the most common foundation types are solid poured concrete; cinder block; or stone. Less-common types are made from brick, wood and slab on grade foundations.
All basements can suffer from leaks and cracks, regardless of the material used to construct a property’s foundation. Issues can stem from a number of causes, including:
The good news is that most wet basement problems can be fixed from either the inside or the outside of the house. Plus, many times there is no digging necessary.
If you have basement issues, contact The Crack Doctor right now to set up an appointment!
HELPFUL TIP: Not familiar with a “sill plate”? It’s the joint where the house sits on top of the foundation. This joint needs to be above the ground, but when gardens, driveways, patios and landscaping cover this joint, water will be carried into the house. These areas can be made waterproof.
Simply fill out the short form below and one of our Certified Waterproofing Professionals will contact you.