Foundation & Crawl Space Water Problems
This could happen to your home if
water is allowed to run toward the structure. It can cause minor
to major structural damage.
You will begin to see drywall cracking,
door’s sticking, cracks around the bottom corners of windows
and cracks above archways or door openings. If your basement is
finished it is much harder to notice this problem early. The basement
floor heaves, causing the framing to lift the interior walks if
there is not a framing void installed when the basement was finished.
If there is a 1 ˝ inch framing void it will soon close up
and the same will happen if the basement floor leaves more than
1 ˝ inches.
(Figure 3) Water
Under Basement Floor- Above
Water rose to the top of the concrete
floor when this hole was made in the concrete basement floor.
When excess water is found as shown
in figure #3 it is necessary to install an interior drain
system with a sump pump and pit. We install a specially designed
system which not only keeps the water off the floor, but drains
the water trapped behind the foundation wall. Using
the system Alltypes Concrete & Construction, Inc., designs
for each structure will be very important if your electrical
power goes out for several minuets to several hours as it
will hold several gallons of water before the water would
rise onto the basement floor. This system
also lowers the water table under your basement slab, helping
protect your cast iron plumbing if your home is an older home.
More recent homes usually use ABS plumbing pipes under the
basement floor. This system also helps lower the humidity
in the basement area where most people store items. It helps
keep mold down as well as rusting.(See figure #4 and #5 for
|(Figure 5) Basement
I Beam Support Posts - Above
Ibeam support posts were replaced due to water under the basement
floor causing them to rust off. This problem was not visible
until the concrete floor was removed exposing the bottom of
7) - Above
Many times we waterproof
a foundation wall from the inside with a special product that
has the appearance of cement. This is very efficient if the
outside water proofing on older homes has deteriorated. Many
times wall ties that were used when forming the foundation will
rust out and let water penetrate through the wall. These ties
were used in most cases every 1 to 3 feet depending on the contractor’s
type of forms.
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