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Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

One of the most important parts of your home is your foundation. The foundation is what will help to keep your home safe to live in and standing upright for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, if you notice that there are cracks in your foundation, it could be a sign of a serious problem. Many property owners make the mistake of believing that when they see signs of foundation deterioration that it is nothing more than a cosmetic issue, and can be repaired at their leisure.

Unfortunately, that is simply not the case. If left unattended, what may have begun as a simple foundation repair can turn into a far more extensive problem, and can lead structure damage.

If you are seeing signs of damage, or wonder if you have an issue, please give us a call and E & K Contractors to make an appointment for an assessment.

Concrete breakdown is a common occurrence. One of the main causes of the breakdown is because of water around the foundation freezing and then melting. In addition to chipping the foundation, moisture buildup can lead to other issues. We have listed several of them below:

  • Bowing walls
  • Foundation fractures
  • Wall cracks
  • Uneven floors
  • Sticking Windows or doors
  • Damp basement
  • Dipping foundation

Foundation cracks can be caused by numerous other factors as well, including natural disaster – floods, tornadoes, and settlement and upheaval. Once cracked, the foundation can separate at the joints, bugs, water or moisture may enter the home. A hairline crack can grow into a bigger problem. Visually inspect the foundation, and ask yourself: Are there any cracks? If so, are they larger than 1/16 of an inch?  If that’s the case, then it’s time to do something about it.

If you have become aware of concrete deterioration on your property, do not hesitate to call us. Our certified foundation repair and restoration professionals will give you a full damage evaluation and as well as a complete repair estimate completely free. At E & K Contractors, we have all of the necessary equipment, products and the certified experts to ensure that your concrete woes are finished once and for all. Call today for your free estimate with zero obligation and take the first step to put your concrete worries to rest once and for all!

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  • Sariah Meagle
    March 4, 2019, 1:15 am REPLY

    After I bought my new home, I noticed that the walls were already cracked. Since the floors were uneven, I thought that it was strange since it was new. I went down the basement and it was damp so there may be some repairs needed for the foundation so I’ll call a company to restore it right away.

  • Sariah Meagle
    March 4, 2019, 1:15 am REPLY

    After I bought my new home, I noticed that the walls were already cracked. Since the floors were uneven, I thought that it was strange since it was new. I went down the basement and it was damp so there may be some repairs needed for the foundation so I’ll call a company to restore it right away.

  • Tyler Johnson
    March 22, 2019, 1:31 pm REPLY

    That’s interesting that sticking doors can be a sign of having a damaged foundation. I’ve been noticing that my door has been sticking a bit, so I’ll have to check and see if that’s the problem. Hopefully not, since that would be a lot more complicated than replacing the door.

  • Tyler Johnson
    March 22, 2019, 1:31 pm REPLY

    That’s interesting that sticking doors can be a sign of having a damaged foundation. I’ve been noticing that my door has been sticking a bit, so I’ll have to check and see if that’s the problem. Hopefully not, since that would be a lot more complicated than replacing the door.

  • Nathan Carter
    April 12, 2019, 9:37 am REPLY

    I found it interesting that without foundation repair, a problem could become much worse, and result in structural damage. My dads house is almost 70 years old, and my siblings and I decided to look into things that may need fixing, or replacing. I will keep this one in mind, and add it to the list of things to check out.

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