When the weather shifts here in Saskatchewan, it’s usually quite dramatic. Because of this, many homeowners see a change in their home too, especially with foundation problems. Usually it comes in the form of cracks in their basement and walls.
To be sure, check the outside too. Move outside and check to see if your foundation is straight by sighting down the length of your foundation wall from each corner. The walls should be basically straight, both up and down and from side to side. Check for leaning walls with a level. A bulge or curve in either a block foundation or a poured concrete wall could signal that the foundation has shifted, or that the soil around your foundation may be expanding and contracting, putting pressure on walls. This can lead to a bigger problem.
If you see this happening call us immediately. That could mean that your foundation is weak. We will probe for concrete weakness and well as check the structural components like your basement, crawl space, posts and concrete supports, or piers. Posts should stand straight and be firmly planted underneath the beams they support. Bottoms of posts should rest firmly on concrete piers. But if they are not, you have a problem.
Textured Terrain specializes in foundation repair, specifically with:
- Damp proofing/waterproofing
- Wall straightening/bracing
- Cracked foundation repairs
- Telepost adjustments
- Sump pits
- Knee walls/pony walls
- Grade beams
At Textured Terrain, we identify potential problem spots before things get out of control. Call us today for a free estimate: at 306-533-8251. At Textured Terrain, we do concrete and we do it right! www.texturedterrain.ca