Expert Foundation and Crack Repair for Your Home
We know you can’t always catch water issues in the basement before the damage is done. Luckily, once you’ve identified a problem, Everdry has your fix. Whether you are battling cracks in the concrete or are in need of more serious foundation repair, Everdry is here to help. Our patented solutions are safe and effective for any home or building material. Over 100,000 satisfied customers, with basements constructed of concrete, block, brick, stone, and clay have benefited from our proven solutions and lifetime warranty. As leaders of research and development in our industry, we provide you with the most up to date solutions for your waterproofing needs.
Cracks may start small, but they can be a great danger to the foundational structure of your home. Severe structural issues tend to manifest first as hairline cracks first. Even if a crack is not indicative of a more significant structural problem, it may make it easier for water and harmful soil gases to enter your basement.
The Harmful Effects of Soil Gases Leaking into Your Home
Exposure to these gases, and the mold and mildew potentially caused by water leakage, can pose serious health threats to everyone in your home. Soil gases are naturally occurring and found in the space between soil components. Harmful soil gases include atmospheric radon and methane. High concentrations of methane can displace oxygen in the air. Fatigue, rapid breathing, and increased heart rate may occur as a result of high methane concentrations. While the presence of both colorless, odorless gasses is reason enough for concern, radon poses a more severe threat. Long-term exposure to the radioactive gas radon has been linked to causing lung cancer.
Early signs of radon poisoning, which can lead to lung cancer, include:
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Chest-pain when coughing or laughing
- Frequent infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
Domestic Dangers of Mold and Mildew
Catching cracks early is also pertinent to preventing mold and mildew growth. The key to controlling mold and mildew, according to the EPA, is to regulate moisture. Of course, moisture control is a primary goal in Everdry’s basement waterproofing services. While pipe leaks and bursts cause many moisture problems, cracks that go undetected or untreated for extended periods can also result in unsafe moisture levels. Mold and mildew are especially prevalent in basements and crawl spaces. These areas generally receive less ventilation and tend to be more often neglected than other areas of the home.
While people with mold allergies suffer more severe reactions, the presence of mold and mildew in a home can be dangerous to all who inhabit it. The CDC found mold can cause upper respiratory tract symptoms in otherwise healthy people. These symptoms include:
- Nasal stuffiness
- Throat irritation
- Eye irritation
Mold and mildew have also been linked to triggering attacks in asthmatic individuals and conditions as severe as pneumonia in those with immune system deficiencies.
Many basements consist of concrete block walls. Unfortunately, these structures are prone to bowing. The cause of this bowing is generally hydrostatic pressure or the building of water pressure in the soil outside the foundation wall. If you have a bowing wall, it should not be left alone. Bowing can cause the wall to collapse. Everdry can help reinforce the bowing wall to repair the foundation of your home before disaster strikes.
Everdry’s Foundation Repair can Prevent Collapse
Preserve the structure of your Wisconsin home, and call Everdry to reinforce the structure of your home today. Concrete foundation repair using steel beams is one of our specialties. Traditionally, steel beams are used to add structural support to a bowing wall. Our professional team drills a hole into the basement slab and places the I-beam in the footer. Our contractor then replaces the concrete around the beam to secure it into the floor joists. Everdry promises longevity and safety with every repair. We know you can’t gamble with a quick fix when it comes to the foundation of your home.
Contact Everdry for Your Foundation Crack Repair & Request a Free Inspection Today
For the sake of your home’s structural integrity and the health of your family, it is crucial to reach out to our professional team to combat serious cracks. Our experts will determine whether the crack is structural and prevent it from spreading or allowing harmful water and gases into your home.
Struggling with a crack? Contact us today to schedule your free quote. No pressure or obligation, just our expert opinion.