LET YOUR HOUSE GO!
- When your landscaping starts to slope toward
the house instead of away, it is important to get it corrected
as soon as possible
- Make sure all rain
gutters are free of debris and all down sprouts discharge at
least 4 feet or more away from the structure. Rain gutters must
be checked for debris quite frequently if trees are close by.
- Do not plant anything
within 4 feet of your structure that requires watering.
- Do not water any closer
than within 4 feet of your structure.
- Do not let lawn fertilizer
pellets land on your concrete around your home because they
will make brown rust spots. (It makes your concrete look ugly
and the spots don’t go away.)
- Do not use salt on
your concrete. For best results use sand. Some deicing products
also can cause concrete deterioration.
- If you start to see
cracking in foundation walls, drywall, doors start sticking
or won’t latch you need to have your home checked by an
experienced Structural Contractor or Professional Structural
- You could experience
serious cracks or breaks in your foundation or crawl space walls
if the following happens:
- When front porches
or stoops drop excessively – sloping away from your
with a thicken edge also are a serious problem if the drop
sloping away from your structure excessively.
- These conditions
is liken to a big pry bar on your foundation wall if the
concrete is attached with rebar into the foundation wall.
Alltypes Concrete & Construction, Inc. has the technology
to check if rebar is present.
- If you see white fungus
on your basement walls or basement floor it means there is a
presence of moisture under or behind the concrete. Over time
this condition causes the concrete to deteriorate and crumble.
(I have seen this condition many times over the years.)
is a foundation wall that is deteriorating asa result of poor
landscaping and drainage. When water is trapped behind a foundation
wall this condition may be the result. If a proper interior
drain system was installed this problem may have not happened.
Sometimes site conditions are such that outside drainage cannot
be properly obtained. Therefore a special designed interior
perimeter drain, sump pump and pit must be installed to relieve
the water behind a foundation wall.
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