As a homeowner, you know that a strong foundation is critical to the structural integrity of your home. Finding a crack in your foundation can be stressful – is it a minor problem, or does it mean you’ll need a basement wall rebuilt? At Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, we’ve worked with countless homeowners throughout Northeast Ohio. Our experts can perform a complete assessment of your home and make recommendations for repairs.
Water in Ohio Basements
If you’ve found water in your basement, it can be a sign of a much bigger problem – including cracks in your home’s foundation. However, the signs of foundation damage can extend beyond the basement. You may notice issues such as:
- Doors that become jammed or fail to latch
- Windows that don’t open or close easily
- Cracks in ceramic or vinyl tiles
- Cracks in the walls or ceiling, especially near doors and windows
These can seem like minor issues, but they should be evaluated by a professional to identify the underlying cause of the damage. In some cases, water has saturated your home’s interior walls and structures before moving into the basement – meaning a leaky basement is the final sign of a systemic problem.
How We Evaluate Your Home
When homeowners reach out to Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, we send one of our repair specialists to the property to conduct a full evaluation. Even if water is contained within one area of the basement, we’ll walk through the entire home to find the root cause of the problem. If cracks in the foundation are letting moisture into the home, we can perform repairs to correct the problem and prevent more damage down the road. We offer our customers a detailed estimate so they understand the full extent of any damage and how we’ll repair it.
Caring for Your Home’s Foundation
The best way to prevent foundation cracks is by waterproofing your basement. Professional waterproofing will minimize the risk of mold and mildew in the basement. Most importantly, it will help preserve the structural integrity of your home by keeping moisture out.
Typically, we will apply a waterproof barrier to the interior walls and floor of the basement to keep moisture from seeping in from any direction. We’ll also coat the exterior of the basement walls, and may also recommend installing a piping system to carry water away from the foundation to prevent future damage.
However, if cracks are already in place, a different approach will be needed. Minor cracks that indicate minimal damage can be repaired with sealant. Using a sealant will close up the crack and prevent additional moisture from getting in. However, if the cracks are more extensive, the best option is often to restabilize the foundation wall. While this service is more expensive, it’s the only way to ensure that your home’s foundation is secure.
Foundation issues typically get worse over time, so the longer you wait to address minor cracks on the inside or outside of your home, the more extensive the damage may be. That’s why it’s so important to have a professional evaluation as soon as you notice cracks or other signs of foundation issues. By carefully reviewing the interior and exterior of your home, the team at Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing can determine the best course of action. We work efficiently while making sure to perform a thorough repair, so you can get back to enjoying your home as quickly as possible.
Get in Touch with Our Team Today
Whether you’re flipping a property or working on your own home, if you see signs of water damage in your basement, call on Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing right away. Don’t let cracks in the foundation negatively affect the value of your home. Our team has over a decade of experience working on homes throughout Stow, OH, and the surrounding area. In addition to foundation crack repair, we offer:
- Retaining wall construction and stabilization
- Basement waterproofing
- Repairs and rebuilds for sinking and shifting foundations
Fully licensed, bonded, and insured, Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing serves homeowners, house flippers, and more. We are also accredited by Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. For more information about our services, contact us today.