If you live in Smithfield, VA, your home and foundation may be vulnerable to having settlement or failure. This is due to the soil conditions in Smithfield, VA. The soil is expansive which means that when it becomes too dry, it will shrink and when too wet, it will heave. This shifting of the soil causes the foundation of the home to also shift and move. The foundation of the home is the most important part of the home. The entire structure sits on the foundation. When it becomes damaged, the entire structure will have problems. Smithfield, VA residents that live in flooding areas should also have a waterproofing system to avoid water damages. It is important to have your foundation inspected for common foundation problems. AMC911 can inspect your home and provide foundation and waterproofing repairs for your home or business in Smithfield, VA.
It is important to know some of the signs of foundation settlement or failure. You should inspect the interior and exterior of your home and look for some of these signs:
All of these signs can indicate that a problem is occurring with your foundation, basement or crawlspace. AMC911 can give you a free inspection and if we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we will recommend the best repair solution for your needs. There are many conditions, many due to the weather in our area, that can cause foundation problems.
Evaporation – When there isn’t enough water in the soil around your foundation it can pull away from the foundation allowing the foundation to shift and move.
Over-watering – To much water is another problem. It causes a build up around your foundation that can push on foundation walls causing them to bow and lean in.
Landscaping – Trees and/or shrubs planted close to your foundation can cause soil dehydration & shrinkage.
Improper Drainage – It’s important to ensure that gutters and downspouts are free of debris as well leaves to avoid water from collecting around your foundation.
Poor Site Building – Before building new construction, make sure the soil is stabilized; otherwise settlement & shifting of the foundation can occur.
Plumbing Leaks, Water Leaks – It can lead to mold, mildew and a ton of other problems with your basement or crawlspace.
Swimming Pools Poorly Installed – Swimming pools not correctly installed can cause water seepage & this leads to soil expansion.
AMC911 uses the very best foundation repair and waterproofing products in the industry today. Earth Contact Products makes foundation repair products such as steel piers, helical piers, wall anchors, plate anchors, and other foundation repair solutions that are proven solutions for most foundation problems. With the very best products and the experts at AMC911, you can be assured that your foundation repair will be done right with no future problems with your foundation.
Steel push piers and helical piers are used to lift and stabilize your foundation. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is individually load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. Your foundation will be level and stabilized and will stay that way. AMC911 will give you a free estimate and find the best solution to fit your needs.
Wall anchors and plate anchors are used to repair bowing or leaning walls. These wall and plate anchors will get your walls back to their original level. These anchors will also strengthen the wall so they won’t lean or bow in the future. We are a full service foundation repair contractor, offering waterproofing and concrete repairs as well. Call today to get started with your free estimate.
Smithfield, Virginia has many rainy days, storms, and flooding. As a homeowner, you can help prevent problems such as a wet basement or damp crawlspace by keeping gutters free from debris. Make sure downspouts are releasing water well away from your foundation. Make sure the grading around your foundation moves down and away from the foundation wall. Monitor cracks in your foundation for dampness and water stains.
A wet basement or crawlspace can cause you to lose living space, ruin personal possessions and cause mold and mildew. AMC911 offers interior and exterior waterproofing. Some of the waterproofing products that we install are sump pumps, sump pits, battery backup pumps vapor barriers and water collection systems. All of the products are manufactured by ECP, the very best waterproofing products in the industry today. Call us to find the best waterproofing solution for your Smithfield, VA home.
Our company is a local expert in installing Smart Vent flood vents for residents that live near flood zones in Smithfield, VA. Smart Vent is a flood vent system that has a built in way to sense rising water. The door on the vent will stay latched it senses that water is present, then it will lift the internal float that releases the excess water. This mechanism is designed to equalize the pressure on the inside and outside of the wall which will protect the foundation from any additional problems that can be caused by build up of water around the walls and floors of the foundation. AMC911 is a full service foundation repair, waterproofing, and concrete lifting Virginia contractor.
We also provide masonry and concrete leveling in Smithfield, VA as well. If you have any problems with you slab foundation, basement or crawlspace, AMC911 can be there to help. Contact us to get your free inspection for your foundation, basement, or crawlspace problems today.