Portsmouth is a wonderful place to live. It’s a great place to call home. On thing homes in the area have to watch out for is soil around their home that gets too saturated or too dry. Portsmouth residents that live in flooding areas should have a waterproofing system to avoid water damages. It’s also wise to have your foundation inspected for common foundation problems. At Atlas Masters, we are can provide quality waterproofing and foundation repairs for home and business owners in Portsmouth, Virginia. We also are experts at installing flood vents in homes with wet basements or crawlspaces.
As a homeowner, we definitely recommend knowing the signs of foundation problems or problems that arise from wet basements or crawlspaces. Look for signs of failure by inspecting the interior and exterior of your home.
If you identify any of these foundation problem signs in your home or at your business, call us AMC right away to avoid further damages. Knowing the causes of foundation failure can help you to protect your greatest investments in your home or your business in Portsmouth, VA. These are the following causes:
Evaporation – Hot & dry conditions causes the soil to pull away from the foundation of your home or business. This causes settlement and cracks in walls, floors, concrete, brick, and more.
Over-watering – This causes oversaturated soil that leads to soil expansion.
Landscaping – Trees and shrubs planted too close can cause soil dehydration & shrinkage.
Improper Drainage – Make sure your 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.
Poor Soil Conditions – Poor soil & debris can lead to expansion and foundation failure.
Plumbing Leaks – Leaky plumbing is known to cause foundation problems if not repaired
Swimming Pools Poorly Installed – Swimming pools not correctly installed can cause water seepage & this leads to soil expansion.
At AMC we offer quality foundation repair solutions for the residents in Portsmouth, Virginia. We have many solutions we offer depending on the type of problem you have occurring at your home or business. We can install plate anchors, also called wall anchors, that add support to bowing or leaning walls. We also can install helical piers. Helical piers can be installed to lift and leveling sinking or settling porches, slabs, chimneys, stoops, and more. Steel push piers can be installed to lift and level foundations. These products are used to stabilize as well as support your foundation walls and footings. They are load tested for maximum support. We use only the very best in foundation repair products from Earth Contact Products. They are built right here in the United States, and are long lasting and proven solutions for foundation problems of all kinds. Call us to learn more about how these can help solve your foundation problems in Portsmouth.
Protect your Portsmouth, Virginia home from water damage, mold, mildew, bug infestations and more by installing a interior or exterior waterproofing system. Our waterproofing solutions include drainages systems for both inside and outside your home, crawl space vapor barriers, polyurethane crack injections, and surface water collection. Atlas Master Companies also offers mold and mildew removal services. Contact us today so we can help you protect your family with our top of the line service and products that include sump pumps, pits, basins, and more.
Our company highly recommends Smart Vent flood vents for residents that live near flood zones in and around Portsmouth. Smart Vent is a flood vent system that has the ability to detect rising water. The door on the vent stays latched until flood waters are present, then it lifts the internal floats. As a result the vents unlatch which releases the excess water. This mechanism is designed to equalize the pressure on both sides of the wall and protect the foundation from additional problems typical causes by build up of water around the walls and floors of the foundation.
Atlas Master Companies is a full service foundation and concrete contractor. We also handle masonry and concrete leveling for the Portsmouth, VA area. If you are concerned with your basement or crawlspace, we very likely can assist. Please call us for a free estimate on your foundation, basement, or crawlspace problems today.