Severe crack in foundation wallWhat Causes Foundation Settlement?

When the soil beneath your foundation gets overly saturated, it will heave and push against your foundation. When the soil becomes too dry, it will shrink and create voids beneath the foundation. These natural occurrences can cause foundation settlement cracks over time. As the soil keeps shifting and moving, so does the foundation that sits on it.

Signs of Foundation Settlement In Your Home

If you have foundation settlement, it will cause structural damage throughout the entire home. That is why it is important to know what some of the signs are, which include:

  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Sloping floors
  • Wall cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Garage problems
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Porch and stoop problems

Granted, these signs can be caused by other things unrelated to foundations or is just a sign of your home aging, but it is important to stay on top of any repairs by having your home inspected by a professional. Basement Masters Waterproofing has years of experience diagnosing and treating problems related to foundation settlement/damage.

What Do I Do Next?

If you notice any of these signs of foundation settlement, contact the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing. We will come and give you a no-cost evaluation, offering you the best solution for your foundation settlement. Whatever questions or concerns that you may have about your home will be addressed, it doesn’t matter if it’s before, during, or after repairs are completed.

Foundation Settlement Repair Solutions in Northern Virginia

The professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing have foundation repair solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again.

Underpinning Piers

Underpinning piers such as steel push piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach solid soil layers. Then, each pier is individually load tested. After testing the entire weight, the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize. These underpinning piers will keep your foundation stabilized for many years to come with minimal to no maintenance.

Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are used to pull leaning and bowing foundation walls back into their original position. These wall anchors are installed in the soil adjacent to the foundation. Once the anchors have been sunk into the soil near the wall, a hole is driven through the interior basement wall. A rod is then inserted through the hole and attached to the anchor. Next, a plate is installed over the rod on the interior of the wall and used to tighten the rod in small increments. This will pull the wall back to its original level. Wall anchors also strengthen the wall so that they won’t bow or lean in the future.

Carbon Fiber Strips

Carbon fiber strips are another proven method used to repair bowing or leaning walls. This method uses strips of carbon fiber that are applied over the cracks in the bowing walls. These carbon fiber strips seal the cracks and give the wall extra strength to withstand the pressure from the soil that causes the wall to bow or lean.

Epoxy Crack Injections

Basement Masters Waterproofing uses epoxy crack injections to fill any cracks floors or walls that have been caused by foundation settlement. Epoxy is injected into all cracks and will seal out moisture, binding the crack. This solution also requires little to no maintenance over time.

Choose Basement Masters Waterproofing for Foundation Settlement Repair in Northern VA

For all of your foundation settlement repair needs, let the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing help. We have over 25 years of experience in Northern VA and take pride in the outstanding reputation that we have established with our customers. Why wait to complete repairs? Contact us today for a free quote!


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