Like a leaking basement, there can be a few different causes of foundation issues:
As we mentioned before, hydrostatic pressure creates a lot of lateral force on your foundation, especially during heavy rains and areas with poor drainage. When the pressure gets too large, your foundation fractures, bows, and/or shifts, weakening the load capacity. Matters are made even worse in the winter when the groundwater freezes.
Soil can also be a cause. When soil absorbs too much water, it can apply pressure against the walls which leads to cracks as well.
When the ground is too dry it can also affect your foundation. Extremely dry dirt is brittle and provides very little support of your foundation, causing it to move, settle and crack.
These issues are severe and should be taken seriously, as they weaken the structural integrity of your home. Contact the Real Seal when you think your foundation might have issues and we will send a professional to analyze your specific situation and create a tailored strategy.
The Real Seal is proud to be the premier basement waterproofing and foundation repair company in Downers Grove. Our services are permanent which is why we offer a Lifetime warranty on most of our services. We are happy to say we’ve helped many families repair their foundations and take bake basements so they can enjoy their homes for a long time to come. Give us a call today so we can start helping you!