Flooding, foundation damage and foundation repairs often go hand in hand. This is particularly true in areas where heavy rainfall often occurs in the spring. If you live in an area where it rains a lot, it would be wise to take preventive measures to ensure that flood issues do not impact your house foundation. Structural problems of this sort are not inexpensive to fix.
- Water often enters the cracks of concrete slab foundations and makes the concrete weak. As a result, foundation cracks may form.
- Moisture rots the wooden members found in the crawl spaces of pier and beam foundations. This leads to all types of issues including bad odors, mold, mildew and more. Serious structural foundation damage could result from massive flooding.
- Flooding can create upheaval in slab foundations and push the center of a house in an upward direction. This can create broken flooring, including tile cracks.
- Vast amounts of rainfall can cause a house foundation to shift, sink and become unlevel.
When any of these things occur, foundation repair service will be needed. The point of making the repairs is to stabilize your foundation and make it level again. Keep in mind than less than 1″ of standing water can cause a lot of harm. If you wait a long time to fix your foundation, things deterioration can set it. Plus, it will be more costly to fix later.
What To Do If You Have Damage:
If excessive rainfall occurs, you should contract a foundation repair company right away. Most companies provide free foundation evaluations. An expert can study the situation and tell you exactly what needs to be done. Or, if the damage is extensive, you may want a structural engineer to examine your foundation. Fees for engineers to do inspections usually run from $350-$500. In some instances, you will need to allow time for the soil beneath your foundation to dry out. Or, if you have an inadequate drainage system, one will need to be installed.
If you have experienced flooding and foundation damage, contact HD Foundations. We service the DFW metroplex.