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At first glance, a foundation problem may seem like an extreme problem. However, if you identify the damage before it becomes too advanced, most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions -- many of which can be completed within a day! The key is to recognize the problem early and make sure you call in a foundation repair specialist with the tools and expertise to effectively tackle the problem.
So what's wrong with your foundation? We've created this helpful online guide to the most common issues. This will help you learn more about the damage to your foundation -- and what can be done about it.
You don't have to solve the problem alone! We have a team of contractors who are here to help you identify and solve your issues with warrantied products and services. We provide free, no-obligation foundation repair quotes throughout our Ontario service area. Call or e-mail us today for your appointment!
Common Foundation Problems
Bowing Foundation Walls
Sagging Crawl Spaces
At Omni Basement Systems, we have effective, warrantied solutions for foundation problems of all types, and we have the training, techniques, and top-quality products you need to permanently solve your problem.
To help you decide if our solutions are right for you, we offer free written foundation repair quotes throughout our Ontario service area.
We are a locally owned and operated company proudly serving Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, nearby Kitchener, St Catharines, Guelph, Cambridge, Brantford, Niagara Falls, Milton, and the surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, contact us by phone or e-mail today!
Foundation walls begin to bow and buckle when outside pressure on the wall become greater than the wall's strength. As the wall begins to fail under the pressure, cracks will form, and the wall will either buckle inwards in the middle, tilt inwards at the top, or slide in at the bottom.
The answer to bowing foundation walls is to add counterpressure to the walls from the inside. By installing foundation wall anchors on the inside of the walls, you can prevent their inward movement and potentially straighten the walls back to a level position.
The floor over a crawl space can sink or sag due to one of three factors: improperly spaced supports, sinking supports, or due to mold and rot damage.
When crawl spaces experience structural damage, the symptoms are evident through the entire house. Cracks form in drywall, floors sink, and interior doors jam.
These problems can be corrected by installing sturdier, more stable crawl space jacks, replacing deteriorated framing, and by removing the moisture that causes mold and wood rot.