FOUNDATION REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION ROCHESTER NY
We Fix Broken Homes
For many of us, our home is the largest, most important investment we will make. Foundation problems can threaten that investment by causing serious structural damage that reduces a homes value. Most foundation failure results from soil-related problems: poor compaction, overloading, excessive organic materials, erosion or expansive soils that expand and shrink with changes in the moisture content of soil. These conditions can produce stresses that damage a homes foundation and the rest of the structure as well.
If you think your home has been damaged by foundation failure, you have come to the right place
First step is to contact us! We will come to your home and make a thorough inspection to determine the cause of the problem, and fix your broken home!
Identifying A Foundation Problem
Exterior Indications of Foundation Problems
- Doors that will not open or close properly
- Gaps at the corner of fascia trim
- Diagonal cracks in the wall at corners of doors and windows
- Gaps between the garage door and the pavement at either side of the garage door
- Windows that are hard to open and close
- Cracks in the exposed grade beam of the house
- Cracks in bricks mortar
Interior Indications of Foundation Problems
- Unleveled floors
- Large cracks in the concrete slab
- Gaps above kitchen cabinets
- Cabinet doors that will not stay shut
- Diagonal cracks in the wall and corners of doors and windows
- Curling and tearing of existing sheet-rock repairs
- Leaks and cracks in and around fireplace
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From imperfect construction to hydro-static pressure from the earth to the entire weight of the house, the foundation of your home continually deals with pressure from all sides. When outside pressures becomes too much for the foundation, your home faces a variety of problems ranging from superficial to possibly devastating. Many Basement Systems dealers specialize in foundation repair and basement wall reinforcement as well as basement waterproofing.
Foundation Problem Signs
Cracked Block Foundation
Sign of lateral pressure on your basement walls. Stairstep and horizontal cracks in the mortar joints can be a sign of serious movement.
Cracks in Poured Concrete
Normally occurs during the curing process of concrete, and a simple repair. However, may also be a sign of settlement when combined with other signs such as windows and/or doors sticking.
Cracks in Brick Facing
Cracks can indicate that your foundation has moved. If you notice these cracks, a professional should be contacted. Avoid cosmetic repairs prior to determining the cause of repairs.
Chimney Cracking/ leaning
Chimney’s are often built on their own footer. Cracking and leaning are signs of movement in this footer. This should be examined by a professional.
Shifting foundation will cause other damage in the house Drywall cracks around door frames and windows are common signs.
Separation of the foundation from your home is a sign of serious settlement problems. This problem must be corrected.
Gaps between doors and framing are signs of movement in the home. When your foundation has shifted, other areas of the home will show the effects.
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- FOUNDATION/STRUCTURAL WORK
- BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
- MASONRY CONCRETE
- STRUCTURAL JACKING & BRACING
- ROOF SNOW & ICE REMOVAL
- ROOFING ASPHALT & METAL
- CHIMNEY REPAIR & RE-BUILD
- GUTTERS & DRAINAGE