Stem Wall Repair
Your stem wall is what is going to be joining your foundation to the rest of your home. Having said this it’s clear that it is pretty important. As with many parts of a home, this is a structure that tends to have trouble with moisture. Most of the cracks and the major problems that develop come as a result of moisture getting into the structure. The repairs that we are going to be able to perform obviously will heavily depend on the severity of the issue at hand. What we can say though, is that these are not problems that should be taken lightly.
What Can Cause Stem Wall Issues?
Usually one of the main culprits of stem wall issues is moisture as we mentioned before. There can also be problems because of shifts in the soil. If your home is sitting on a swampy unstable area you are going to essentially have more of these problems come up. Age is another factor that can play a role. If you are seeing cracks show up they can be a sign of virtually any of these problems. That is why it can be hard to find the source of the problem to then offer up a reliable solution!
Is Your Drain Working or Do You Need To Add One?
One of the better ways to prevent moisture issues in stem walls is to actually build a french drain to help all of the water flow through the wall and not remain embedded in it. Sometimes these drains don’t have a proper outlet point, they can get clogged up. In other situations, they were not even built at all. We’ve seen all sorts of instances. There is really nothing that we would be surprised with at this point. That is why we have such a high success rate in our projects!
Is Extending or Reinforcing The Wall Going To Do Any Good?
The type of repair that we are going to be looking into really will depend on the current state of the wall and its actual effectiveness at this point in time. Just adding more layers of concrete or something like that may not be the type of solution that you are looking for. Especially if you are not able to get the moisture issue in control. That is really the first thing that we are going to be worrying about.
Is That The Only Problem That You Have With Your Foundation?
When you have one particular problem with your foundation many times other things start popping up all over the place. Let’s say that your stem wall has moisture issues. Well, that could be a result of other parts of the foundation also experiencing the same thing. That is why proper inspections are so important. A lot of times is so much more than just repairing the visible problem. We have to be able to identify the source of the problem to really be able to solve it!