If you have cracks in your foundation in Harleysville, PA, turn to the professionals at AWS. Our company is fully licensed and insured in Pennsylvania and offers a full range of foundation crack repair services for both residential and commercial clients. Contact us to inspect your foundation. Our team will perform a comprehensive evaluation. We’ll then provide you an honest and professional recommendation without resorting to high-pressure sales tactics and give you an accurate estimate.
Do You Have a Foundation Crack?
Some foundation cracks are prominent and clearly in need of repair, but cracks are often not so obvious and may indicate themselves in other ways. Unexplained humidity and mustiness may be explained by air seepage through foundation walls. Interior deterioration can also be a sign that you need foundation crack repair services. These signs include walls that are bowing or cracked, molding and baseboards that have separated, uneven flooring, crooked doorways, and so forth.
What Causes Foundation Cracks?
A new home can take a year or two to settle after it has been filled with furniture and other items, and foundation cracks during this period are possible. Cracking can also occur due to soil moisture levels—either too much moisture exerting pressure or too little allowing the foundation to shift. The expansion and contraction that occurs due to freezing and thawing or even extreme sun or heat exposure can cause cracks, and even relatively minor earthquakes can cause devastating foundation damage.
Why Choose AWS for Foundation Crack Repair
Choose AWS for your residential and commercial foundation crack repair in Harleysville, PA because we have years of industry experience. Our foundation specialists are highly trained and experienced, and we support them with the latest technologies and the most advanced tools available. Our reputation speaks for itself, and you count on us to do the job the right way the first time around.
When You Should Worry
Not every crack in a foundation requires an extensive repair. Our concern is cracks that are more than 1/10 inch or notably wider at one end than the other. Cracks that continue to worsen over time are cause for concern. Stair step cracks in brickwork are always problematic. Horizontal cracks whether they are bowing or not generally necessitate foundation crack repair. Vertical cracks may be serious if there are several side by side as are big diagonal cracks and those that extend from a ceiling down a wall.
Other Waterproofing Services We Offer
AWS offers a wide range of waterproofing services in Harleysville, PA. In addition to foundation crack repair, we repair water stains, standing water, cracked concrete walls, mold and mildew, efflorescence, and rotted wood.
If you have a basement or crawlspace that has excess moisture, you may want to install a dehumidifier. That system will not only reduce the moisture in that space but the humidity throughout the home. Dehumidifiers are available in an array of sizes, and we can help you choose the one that is appropriate for your home in the short term and over the long term. Investing in a dehumidifier not only makes your home less humid and thus more comfortable, but it can also make it easier and more affordable to cool.
Sump Pump Installation
Basements that are prone to flooding typically require a sump pump. We recommend a high-quality pump that you can have confidence will work when you need in addition to a backup system that provides you peace of mind. There are a number of different sump pumps available, and we can help you determine which is appropriate for your home. These include pedestal sump pumps, submersible sump pumps, battery backup sump pumps, and combination sump pumps.
Foundation Drainage Systems
A foundation drainage system may be integral to keeping your basement dry and your foundation in optimal condition. AWS designs and implements custom drainage solutions, and we can base these on a number of core applications, such as foundation drains, perimeter drains, French drains, and a drainage system integrated with a sump pump and pit.