Foundations are highly important to the value, longevity, and welfare of homes. Basements, which are very closely related to foundations, are nearly as important. Problems with either of them often fits hand-in-hand with the other, which warrants an explanation of foundation repair, particularly foundation crackrepair, basement waterproofing, and basement remodeling in Northern Virginia.
Understanding Basement Remodeling
Basement remodeling consists of many types of replacements, repairs, and additions. Since we’re also talking about how sound the foundation of your home is, we’re only concerned with types of basement renovation that repair problems with basements. One common repair is when basement walls bow in as a result of excessive water weighing down basement walls, which is done by adding steel reinforcements to them.
Waterproofing, explained below, is a common and important type of basement remodeling that fits the aforementioned bill.
The ground is full of water, whether it seems that way or not. Moisture often forces its way inside homes by pressuring basement walls to eventually crack, allowing water to slowly flow inside basements. Waterproofing is affordable yet highly effective and should be the first line of response to such issues.
Foundation Crack Repair
The settling of earth underneath homes, seismic activity, and abnormal water behavior are three of the most common reasons why you might need foundation crack repair. Stair-step and horizontal cracks are of particular concern and usually necessitate major overhauls of foundations in order to appropriately, properly be repaired.
We’re Good at All of This
At Apex Waterproofing Inc. we’re skilled in all types of foundation and basement remodeling in Northern Virginia and ready to help you take care of your particular foundation- or basement-related problems.