Sometimes the masonry and concrete around your home deteriorates, also known as spalling. This occurs because of freezing and thawing of water around your foundation or by frequent high pressure washing, or sandblasting. Water plays the largest and most dangerous role in this crumbling and chipping.
Solutions for Foundation Crumbling, Chipping, & Flaking
Vapor Barriers and Crawl Space Encapsulation: By installing a vapor barrier or encapsulating your crawl space, you can keep moisture from permeating the walls of your foundation. By installing a vapor barrier you can prevent mold and mildew, use your basement or crawl space to it’s full capacity, and also prevent water vapor from moving through foundation walls.
Downspouts and Gutters: By having well-performing gutters and downspouts, you can prevent water spillage on your foundation. This can help in the prevention of spalling, and also help prevent water from leaking into your basement or crawl space.
Interior, Exterior, and Surface Drainage: A good water management system will help keep water down and away from your foundation. This goes a long way to a healthy foundation.
Epoxy or Polyurethane Injections: Depending on the outcome your foundation inspection, it may be recommended to you that a polyurethane foam or epoxy resin be used to strengthen the area. These products fill and expand to fit cracks and open voids to prevent further water intrusion.
Choose My Foundation Repairs To Fix Your Crumbling Foundation
With the help of My Foundation Repairs, you can find a foundation repair contractor in your area. Foundation crumbling may be just one sign of problems you are having. Your contractor can inspect your foundation for cracks, leaks, settlement, and more and find a solution for you. Contact us to learn more about this problem or to find a contractor in your area to get you started on the road to a healthy foundation.
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