A-1 Foundation Crack Repair Tips  MA, NH, RI, & CT

Problems caused by not addressing foundation cracks

  • Crack Enlarges due to neglect (water enters crack and freezes, making the crack wider each cycle)
  • Radon (can cause lung cancer, stomach cancer, fatigue, headaches, allergies, and rashes)
  • Mold (can cause many health problems to list a few: nasal stuffiness, shortness of breath, loss of urinary control, diminished mental capabilities, asthma complications)
  • Insects (carpenter ants, termites, infestation, wood decay)
  • Humidity (which could lead to decay of wood and other material stored in basement)
  • ODOR (uncomfortable conditions caused by decaying organic material from the soils on the exterior

NOT ADDRESSING WATER INFILTRATION PROBLEMS CAN LEAD TO MOLD!

A Humorous look at finding mold in a basement:


Free Advice for an Existing Home:

  • Get Advice from experts. Your neighbor, who may be smart,  is probably not a professional when it comes to waterproofing and water management. (A-1 Foundation Crack Repair)
  • A significant amount of heat is lost every winter through the top of your foundation that is exposed above the ground. Insulate it.
  • The heat loss above grade will melt snow. Try not to pile snow next to your foundation when plowing or shoveling.
  • Keep a dehumidifier running in your basement during the humid summer months. A fan will also help circulate the air to keep moisture at a minimum. Once you start heating your house in the cooler months, humidity is not an issue in most homes.
  • Have extenders on your downspouts to bring water away from foundation.
  • Make sure your yard grade  is away from your foundation, so surface water runs away from house ,  not towards your basement.
  • If and/or when necessary - Install only a high-quality Sump pump in your basement to handle ground water.
  • Regular maintenance  to your home can help limit or avoid  the damage water and weather can do to a home. Regular maintenance is much less expensive in the long run.
  • Call us at 866-929-3171 or click here if you have any questions, or a problem you can't handle.

Advice for Builders: (How to Get the Best Waterproofing Job You Possibly Can.)

  • Always consult, and hire a professional waterproofer for all your waterproofing needs. Rolling it on yourself, or hiring a company that does "waterproofing" as a sideline service may not get the best end result for your homeowner. A-1 Foundation Crack Repair employ only full-time waterproofing professionals.
  • There are quite a few waterproofing options out there depending on budget and/or site condition. Make sure  to take some time to educate yourself in order to find the right solution for you.
  • Make sure your forms contractor vibrates the concrete all the way at the bottom of the walls, so there are no voids down near the footing.
  • Never confuse damproofing for waterproofing. Backfilling a damproofed foundation is like tarpapering a roof and expecting it to hold up over time.
  • Mark grade lines for waterproofing as close to finish grade as possible. This may take some planning. 90% of all callbacks we get for leaking cracks are due to water coming in OVER the membrane, because it was backfilled too high. Keep grading, mulch and planting beds in mind when determining heights.
  • Insulate the OUTSIDE of the foundation to help move the dew point AWAY from living space.  Whether you are finishing the basement or not, moisture and mold are issues for everyone to consider right from the beginning of construction.
  • Have the site ready: clean, dry footings, grade lines and easy access to the foundation will facilitate the best waterproofing application. Backfill no sooner than the next day so the membrane has the time to cure. Try not to leave a "moat" around the foundation while waiting as the house is being built. Trapping large volumes of water can compromise the membrane.
  • Do your homework: know where the high-water mark is for groundwater, what kind of drainage the existing soil has on site, and know what the end use of the basement is likely to be.
  • Water 'management' is at least as important as waterproofing. Know how you will move water away from your foundation.
  • For best results, hire a time-tested reliable subcontractor you can depend on. A-1 Foudnation Crack Repair has been showing up on time, doing great work for over twenty years. Program this number into your phone: 866-929-3171.

Contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc.

A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.

E-mail: info@a1foundationcrackrepair.com

Toll Free: 866-929-3171

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A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.

E-mail: info@a1foundationcrackrepair.com
Toll Free: 866-929-3171


Call Us Today at 866-929-3171

A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.