Why You Need Basement Crack Repair – Boston

Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

October begins next week, and all kinds of precipitation falls from the sky this time of year: ice, rain, sleet and snow.
You need basement crack repair before bigger problems result. As water flows through the cracks in your basement walls and floor, obviously whatever you have in your basement will get wet and damaged.

However, along with that water comes mold and larger cracks. If the cracks in your foundation freeze along with the soil around your foundation, the cracks expand and contract through the freezing and thawing process.

But there are other problems that can be associated with cracks in the basement floor and walls. Radon. Radon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. It can enter your home through holes and cracks in the basement floor and walls or from well water.

For basement crack repair, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.

Cracked Concrete Parking Garages Need Repair before Winter

Posted: September 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fall begins tomorrow. If you are the owner or manager of parking garages with cracks in the concrete, now is the time to fix those.

Over time and seasons concrete develops cracks, especially in areas with severe changes in weather.

Parking garages are built with concrete and reinforced steel. Through the years the steel corrodes and causes cracks in the concrete. As water flows through these cracks, freezes and thaws, the cracks grow larger.
If you are a parking garage management company noticing cracks in cement floors and walls of your parking garage, have them repaired to hold off further deterioration of the structure.  

Cracked concrete reduces the structural integrity of parking garages. They can become unsafe and leave you with larger problems. For repairs, contact A1 Foundation Crack Repair.

Foundation Cracks Cannot Be Fixed with Hydraulic Cement

Posted: September 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you have foundation cracks in your home, you need to call a professional. not only are foundation cracks a big problem, they are also a common problem.

Foundation Cracks are not easily fixed with hydraulic cement. In fact, many homeowners and contractors will try this and fail.

Watch the following video so you can see the A-1 Foundation Crack Repair method of fixing foundation cracks. Contact us in order to get your cracks repaired.

Foundation Inspections before You Buy or Sell

Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The real estate market is improving, and many of you are getting ready to buy or sell a home. If you are one of these people, don’t wait for water to appear in basement before a basement water proofing specialist for an inspection.

You especially want to call a water proofing specialist if you cracks in the basement walls or floors.  If you are buying a selling a home with basement cracks, it is important to determine the cause of foundation cracks. Left unattended, foundation cracks will cause problems and always be cause for concern.

Despite what you may have heard, oftentimes, foundation cracks do not equal expensive foundation repair work. Concrete cracks or cracks in masonry, plaster or drywall are not uncommon in many homes. Often there is no problem with these cracks, they are merely part of the structure. But in the occasion they are problematic, best to fix them before the problem starts.

Contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair for a foundation or basement floor inspection before you buy or sell a home.

The Many Ways that a Leaking Basement Can Occur

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Regardless of how your foundation was constructed, no basement is immune from water damage or water leaks. Water in the basement can happen through the basement walls, and through the floor and floor joists.

Most commonly, after a rain or from melting snow, basements leak water through the joint where the floor and walls meet.  In fact, over  90% basement water problems is a result of leaking from where the floor meets the walls.
However, there are other common ways that water can enter the basement:

1. Window Sills
Window wells may hold excess moisture and that moisture can seep into your basement.

2. Under the Footer
Often construction may leave a small space between the footer and the poured basement floor. Excess water under the structure may create pressure and cause water to find its way through those small cracks and into your basement.

3. Sweating Walls
Block walls or block foundation can “sweat,” from excess moisture causing water to pool inside.

4. Concrete Floor Cracks
Rain and melted snow in the soil under your basement floor can create pressure, causing the water to find its way through cracks in your basement floor.

5. Cracks in Walls and Mortar Joints
Excess moisture in the soil creates “hydrostatic pressure” that can cause cracks which allow water to seep into your living space.

6. Over the Footer
Water seeps in through the crack between the footer and wall sitting on it, often causing damage to the inside of your home or making the basement space unusable for storage or recreation.

For assistance addressing any of these water problems, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.