Cracks in your Portland home’s foundation are more than an eyesore; they’re dangerous to your health and safety. Left unchecked, a foundational crack, or even just a small hairline crack, can spread and cause water leaks, mold buildup, and structural damage.
Portland homeowners must watch out for foundation cracks and have them professionally repaired as soon as possible.
The most common reason foundations crack here in Portland OR is the wet weather. Too much moisture in the soil around your home will either erode or compact the soil which can weaken your foundation, causing shifting. In order to relieve the additional stress, concrete cracks to relieve the pressure buildup. The process is similar to earthquakes caused by the pressure of the plates on the earth’s crust.
Other causes of foundation cracks include:
It’s not uncommon for Portland homes to shift and settle over time. At the same time, it’s important to be aware of common signs that indicate a serious foundation issue.
Be on the lookout for…
Given the amount of rain we get here in Portland, OR, maintaining a solid foundation should be a priority for homeowners.
We recommend inspecting your home on a regular basis for evidence of foundation cracks or damage. Our trained professionals at Rock Solid Waterproofing will inspect the cracks and make repairs to the root of the problem.
Because of Portland’s wet environment, we also encourage preemptive maintenance by sealing and waterproofing your foundation. Our waterproofing process involves a high level of expertise, innovative solutions, and attention to detail.
“The cost estimate came in lower than I had originally expected, and the Rock Solid work crew was extremely professional and clean.” — Lisa A.
In addition to foundation repairs, Rock Solid Waterproofing also provides: