Certain homes in Williamsburg are prone to flooding especially during spring. Hard rains and overflowing rivers can put your home at risk for foundation and structural damage. Whether you live in a low or high risk area, your home needs to have an adequate waterproofing system. At Atlas Masters, we offer quality waterproofing and foundation services to prepare your home for the next heavy rainfall.
Water is the main cause of foundation damage. Look for signs of foundation failure by inspecting the outside and inside perimeters of your home. Check for the following:
If you have any of these signs, you may have foundation damage. Homeowners can take precautionary steps to avoid most foundation issues since water is the main cause of failure. Make sure your home is waterproofed.
Does the ground next to your foundation slope away from the home? Inspect the perimeter of your home to make sure the ground slopes away from the foundation to avoid pressure on your foundation walls. This can be solved by adding dirt against the foundation.
Check your downspouts to make sure they are 5 feet away from your foundation. Make sure your gutters are free from leaves and debris. Clogged gutters cause water to surround the foundation and result to settlement.
Make sure your landscaping is not too close to your foundation. It should be at least 12 inches away. If they are too close, dehydrated tree roots will draw up the moisture from the soil and lead to soil shrinkage. This causes settlement underneath the foundation.
Repair all wall cracks. Our company uses wall crack injections for wall cracks. Avoiding these repairs, will widen the cracks over time. As a result, unwanted visitors such as rodents and insects will be making your basement their new home. Widen cracks can also lead to high moisture and humidity. This causes mold and mildew growth which can be hazardous to your health.
If you have bowing walls and a cracked foundation, then call us so we can make foundation repairs. We offer quality foundation repair solutions made by ECP, today’s leading manufacturer in the industry. Our products include:
Our trained team will determine the best foundation product to fix your foundation.
By having an adequate waterproofing system, you can avoid having a flooded basement due to heavy rainfall. Our skilled team offers interior and exterior drainage, sump pumps, vapor barrier, surface drainage, and more. Our products are designed to collect and remove water from your basement. We don’t want your carpet, electrical appliances and home furnishings destroyed due to excess water.
We also offer flood vents to remove water. This type of system is great for residents living near or in a flood zone. Here is how it works. When water enters your basement, the door on the flood vent lifts the internal float and the vent unlatches. This opens the vent door allowing water and debris to escape. Our team is qualified to install flood vents in residential and commercial properties.
Is your sidewalk or patio starting to sink or crack? This is caused by soil erosion or soil compaction. We can improve the appearance of your concrete by providing concrete leveling services. Avoiding necessary repairs, we make the settlement worse over time and could be a safety hazard for your family. To repair your concrete, we use two methods: polyfoam slab jacking and Concrete slab push piers system. Polyfoam is great for concrete patios and porches. Concrete slab push piers are typically used to repair sinking or cracked residential or commercial basements or floors. Whatever issue your home is having, our trained team will assess the situation and determine the best repair method for your home.
At Atlas Masters, we stand behind our work. That’s what makes us different from any other company in the Williamsburg area. First, we are fully insured. Second, we are not limited to foundation, waterproofing, and concrete leveling. We provide a variety of services such as chimney/brick repairs and installations, fireplace repair, and designing patios/barbecues. Third, we provide free inspections and estimates for residents and commercial businesses. Fourth, we have on the job estimators, masons, and structural technicians. Our staff go through intensive training with the latest procedures that are used in today’s industry. Lastly, our products are made by ECP, the best manufacturer in today’s foundation and waterproofing industry. Contact us today if you need a trustworthy team to stabilize your foundation.