Be Prepared for Winter With a Basement and Foundation Check
Before the cold, snowy Iowa winter sets in, it is a good idea to get your basement, foundation, and chimney checked out for any issues that there may be. Freezing weather can take a toll on the foundation of a structure. Small cracks in a foundation are common, but in the winter, there is a condition called frost-heave. This happens when the moisture in the soil freezes, putting pressure on the foundation walls. This will cause existing cracks to become larger and also create new cracks.
When you have cracks in the foundation, this can cause melting snow to enter your basement. Signs of water seepage are:
- Dark stains
- Musty odors
- Peeling paint
It is important to have a professional come and inspect your home before winter and make sure that you have proper drainage that will direct water away from your home. The experts at Jerry’s Waterproofing will come and give you a free inspection and see if you need foundation repair, basement waterproofing, or chimney repair before winter sets in.
Cracks can weaken the integrity of your home and make it susceptible to moisture problems, mold, and structural damage. Some of the signs that your home or business in Iowa may require foundation repair are:
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floor
- Leaning chimney
- Sticking doors and windows
- Garage settlement
- Wall cracks
- Leaning walls
All of these are signs that you may need foundation repair, and it is important to have it done before winter. The winters in Iowa can be harsh on your basement and foundation. Getting the repair done before this weather comes, can save your home from even further damage.
Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Iowa
Jerry’s Waterproofing will come and inspect your home and see if you need basement waterproofing, foundation repair, or chimney repair before winter comes. If we find that you require any repairs, we have the solutions for you.
For foundation repair, we offer underpinning products such as steel piers and helical piers. These piers are driven into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. Then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto these piers to get your foundation level and stabilized again. Your home or business will be structurally sound for many years to come.
We also offer interior and exterior drainage systems to keep water from pooling around your foundation. We will examine your waterproofing needs and find the best solution for you.
It is also important to have your chimney checked before winter. If there are cracks in your chimney, the snow and ice will create even greater issues by making these cracks even larger.
Let Jerry’s Waterproofing examine your home before winter and take care of any foundation issues, basement waterproofing issues, or chimney issues you may have. We use the best products for our repairs manufactured by Earth Contact Products. We have the experience and training to get your home back in shape before winter wreaks more havoc. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!