Your home’s foundation is very important. You need to monitor it closely, and if you see cracks and damage, you must take these seriously. A small crack can lead to a bigger one in no time, and if you put off having this repaired until tomorrow, you are basically risking your family’s safety and you might just need to spend more money in repairs. Because there are so many articles you can find online about foundation repair and maintenance, there are a lot of individuals who think they can manage repairs on their own.
DIY instructions may sometimes be reliable, however, without professional knowledge and the right tools; you might end up with further damage on your home’s foundation. It is still best to consult with a professional rather than placing things on your own hands.
If you look around websites with information on foundation repairs, especially those with forums or comment sections, you might have probably seen thoughts and “experiences” of other homeowners. You might even come across situations that are similar to yours, and you are led to believe that their solution could also be applicable to your home’s foundation.
It is highly important for you not to take a foundation for granted. However, if you want to know more about the realities in foundation repair, we will be debunking some myths you may have already heard of.
1. You can repair cracks on your foundation permanently with polyurethane sealants and high-tech epoxies.
While these products are strong enough to provide temporary repairs, don’t trust that sealants and epoxies can permanently repair a foundation. These are basically Band-Aid solutions to address a problem that could be more damaging to your entire home in the future. It is best to have an expert take a look at your foundation and determine whether there’s a bigger problem that needs to be fixed right away.
2. Replace your damaged foundation with a new one to make sure it won’t give you any more problems.
There are some damages in a foundation that can be fixed with simple repairs, however, there might be some companies wanting to make more profit out of you by suggesting to replace your foundation with a new one. Find a reliable company though that will be able to give you honest recommendations that will repair your foundation effectively but in a more cost-effective process.
3. Poured concrete foundation is stronger than concrete block foundation.
It always depends on the quality of materials and workmanship in order for you to say that a foundation is too weak or strong enough. Depending on the soil condition, wall support, drainage systems and so on, a concrete block could be strong enough as a foundation of your home. Always ask an expert for advice to make sure.
If you need honest, reliable and cost-effective assistance for your foundation repair and maintenance needs, contact the experts from Aquatech Waterproofing.