There is not one specific reason that a foundation develops a crack. Common reasons for cracks to appear are from the expansion and contraction of the soil around the foundation and footer, leaky pipes under a slab, tree roots, improper drainage, and poor soil conditions. When a defect is noticed, foundation crack repair in Washington DC should be performed as quickly as possible. Failure to have this issue addressed can cause more damage to the foundation or home and increase the cost of repairs. A foundation repair company can determine the cause of the cracking and offer an affordable solution to the problem.
Trees in a yard look wonderful but can wreak havoc on a foundation when the roots get too close to the foundation and cause large cracks. The gutters on a home play more of a role than finishing off the appearance of a roof. If there are no gutters on a home, or if they are clogged or sloped incorrectly, water will overflow and create pressure against the foundation wall. This can cause the foundation to crack and water to leak into a home. Foundation Crack Repair in Washington DC should be performed to eliminate the opportunity for mold to develop in the basement.
A small or large crack will leak water. After 48 to 72 hours after a water leak, mold can begin to develop. Mold is very dangerous to any occupants in a home. It can cause an illness and breathing problems. Mold can be caused by excessive moisture. It can grow behind walls, under flooring, and in many dark places. They can remove the mold growth and repair any damage it’s caused using ultraviolet air cleaners to disinfect, sterilize and eliminate microorganisms such as mold, bacteria, germs, and viruses. They will check the air quality in the home when they have completed the job so the occupants can breathe easier.
Contact Worldwide Waterproofing and Foundation Repair, Inc. when your home’s foundation has suffered cracks or water leaks. They can keep your basement and crawl spaces dry so your home will not be a target for dangerous mold to develop. A solid foundation will keep a home safe and sound for years to come.