Foundation cracks are cause for concern in a home as they can compromise the integrity of a home, they are an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth, and they can result in extensive and expensive repairs. Mondo EX specializes in exterior basement waterproofing in Richmond Hill, and we are here to remind you of the severe damage that can result from failing to fix a cracked foundation. To begin this discussion, let’s first start by defining the top four causes of home foundation cracks.
The Moisture in Soil
Did you know that the soil around your home can expand and contract based on its moisture content? When soil is exposed to excess moisture, the water will cause it to expand, causing pressure on the foundation walls and leading to cracks. On the other hand, when soil dries out, it can contract causing issues with the foundation. In order to prevent these types of problems from arising, it is best to address issues related to drainage, gutter, and grading, when they occur.
Damaged Plumbing System
Having a damaged plumbing system can result in more than one issue. This list includes having a cracked foundation. When leaks occur in the plumbing system, water can escape and saturate the soil leading to increased pressure and cracks occurring. For this reason, it’s important for a homeowner to regularly inspect their pipes to catch leaks quickly before they result in serious damage.
While foundation settling is a normal process, sometimes there can be cases of uneven settling which result in foundation cracks. In these cases, it’s typical to find soil under the foundation loosely packed or expansive clay soils. Either of these situations can lead to the gradual sinking or settling of the foundation. Another cause for foundation settling includes tree roots that have begun to grow under a home.
A home’s foundation can be greatly impacted by extreme weather conditions. For example, if a home experiences heavy rainfall and flooding, the soil will absorb water and expand, putting pressure on the walls. Extreme temperatures on the other hand can put the foundation under stress and lead to cracks developing. Dry heat can result in foundation gaps and cold winters can freeze the soil around the foundation causing it to expand.
Hire Mondo EX For Basement Waterproofing Services
As one of the best demolition companies in Richmond Hill, you can trust that Mondo EX provides professional and sustainable solutions when it comes to basement waterproofing. Our team has the experience and knowledge to implement a waterproofing solution in your home to prevent water from entering and damaging your basement. If you are interested in having installed a preventative measure for foundation cracks, it’s time to utilize our services to avoid costly repairs in the future.
If you are ready to book a consultation, give our team a call at (647) 619-6373 today. Our team looks forward to increasing the long-term stability of your home’s foundation.