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What You Need To Know About Foundation Damage

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What You Need To Know About Foundation Damage
What You Need To Know About Foundation Damage

As a homeowner, you have to keep your eye on the many different areas of your home in case any of its parts are in need of repair. This is easy when you can see these areas, but for parts like your foundation, regular maintenance can easily slip your mind. This oversight can put your home and everyone inside of it at serious risk, as the foundation is what supports your entire home.

Before you run to your basement to check your foundation for leaks and cracks, take a deep breath. As you get your head clear, know these quick facts about foundation damage and how it can affect your home:

Foundation Damage

Your foundation holds up your entire house and provides it with a stable base. In the United States, the average weight of a home is 50 tons. The foundation for that kind of home typically weighs about seven and one-half tons.

Your foundation holds up your entire house and provides it with a stable base. In the United States, the average weight of a home is 50 tons. The foundation for that kind of home typically weighs about seven and one-half tons.

Despite this sturdy support, about one-fourth of all homes in the United States have some form of foundation damage, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The damage may be in the form of cracks, bowing or buckling, or settling. Over 80% of these and other structural deficiencies are a direct result of soil movement beneath the foundation.

If your home has foundational issues, you’ll want to resolve them as soon as possible to avoid further damages. Repairing these issues costs homeowners an average of $3,980, but any price is well worth ensuring that your family is on steady ground.

Now that you are more informed about the intricacies of foundational damage, call an experienced basement waterproofing company to evaluate your home’s foundations for potential damages.

WRITTEN BY

Austin Werner

Austin Werner is the Owner of The Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Austin believes that having a highly trained and happy team is the key to success. This is reflected through hundreds of 5 star customer reviews his company has received online.

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