Face it, Nebraska is a poster child for experiencing extremes in weather. One day can be a blizzard and the next could be 60 degrees and sunny. We get all four seasons here, sometimes all within a week.
However, have you ever stopped to think what those fluctuations are doing to your home, and more specifically your home’s foundation? Any home can suffer foundation problems, whether old or new. Some of the main reasons of foundation settlement are expanding soil, wet weather, and cold, dry spells.
- During dry weather, moisture is removed and the soil contracts, pulling away from your foundation. This creates a void which allows for foundation settlement.
- Heavy snow that accumulates next to your home’s foundation can cause flooding. It can also cause the soil to expand, filling the gaps were the soil was once compressed. Any melted snow will put pressure on your home’s basement walls, leading to cracked basement walls and water in the basement.
- Morning frost also may be damaging your home’s foundation. Frost applies pressure to your foundation wall, especially if your basement is unheated. Frost can cause shallow foundation to lift out of the ground, causing significant damage to your house.
Your home is an investment, and an important one at that. It’s crucial to know the signs of foundation settlement. Some common signs include:
- Floors start to settle and become uneven.
- Bowed or leaning basement walls.
- Cracks in foundation walls.
- Interior plaster walls/drywall crack.
- Chimney tilts or leans.
- Foundation starts to sink.
- Cracks appear in basement walls.
Why let the problems continue to cause your home and property further damage — damage that will not only cost you more money in repairs but dramatically lower the value of your property? BDB Waterproofing is your foundation repair and wall stabilization solution.
If you think your house may be experiencing foundation settlement, please contact BDB Waterproofing today. We offer a free foundation repair estimate and inspection.