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Our Residential Foundation Repair, Basement & Crawlspace Waterproofing Service Areas in Connecticut

 

Residential Foundation Company Serving Connecticut

Precision Foundation Repair is a local contractor serving homeowners across the state of Connecticut with foundation and waterproofing solutions for their homes. Foundation problems and basement water problems can be caused by a wide variety of things from wet, expanding soil to age. Because there are a number of causes we provide a wide array of solutions.

We have been serving homeowners in Connecticut for many years. Our main service areas include the following:

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Bridgeport

It’s important to address foundation problems quickly

Foundation problems will not resolve themselves over time and will not go away if you ignore them. For the longevity of your home and to protect the occupants you always want to address a foundation problem right away. Over time water can seep into cracks in the foundation and as the outside temperature rises and cools it will expand and make the cracks wider over time.

Over time your foundation will become weak and let more water into the basement or crawlspace. When this happens the wood will begin to decay and you’ll find mold growing in the dark damp spaces. When we are able to catch a foundation problem early, we can seal it up and prevent further damage. In most cases the cost of repairs is lower, the tiime to repair is faster and the need for heavy excavation is minimal. Call us if you suspect problems with your Bridgeport home. We are happy to provide you with a free no-obligation inspection.

Signs that you may have a problem with your foundation

If you have a finished basement it might be a little trickier to identify a problem with your homes foundation. We will look at the warning signs for a finished and unfinished basement.

Unfinished basement:

  • Inspect the concrete – Look at the floor and walls throughout the basement for cracks. These could be hairline or wider but you’ll want to make note of them and even take pictures so you can tell if the are expanding over time. Also check where the floor meets the wall for gaps or separation.
  • Inspect windows – You’ll want to look at the concrete around the windows. Check for any cracking around the windows and in the corners of the window frame.
  • Floor levelness – Look for signs of bubbling and to see if the floor is level

Finished basement:

  • Cracks on interior walls – check the drywall in the basement and the upper floors for cracking. Some cracks are not caused by foundaiton problems so you’ll want to look for other signs as well.
  • Inspect doors and windows – When the foundation begins to shift you’ll notice that the doors and windows are harder to open and close or that the door jams will no longer align with the door.
  • Sagging floors – Check the floors in both the basement and upper floors to see if they are level or if there are any spongy feeling soft spots in the floor.
  • Water leaks – Water seeping into the basement or crawl space is a strong indication that you may have a foundation problem. In a finished basement or the crawl space of your home, you may not be able to see any signs of water but you may notice a musty smell especially when it rains.

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New Haven

I have a foundation problem… Now what?

You’ll probably surprised to hear that most of the older homes in the New Haven area have some sort of foundation problem. The older homes were built to meet another set of building code requirements. Engineers have learned a lot about how the humid and cold environment in New Haven effects the structural integrity of buildings over time. Today’s building codes have been updated to better handle the unique climate and soil conditions in this area.

Once you’ve identified a foundation problem or suspect a problem, you’ll want to have a professional come out for a full inspection. There is no cost for us to come out and take a look. If we determine that you don’t have a problem you’ll be able to relax, knowing that there isn’t a problem. If we catch a problem early we can, in many cases, repair it quickly with minimal expense.

Finding the best Sump pump system for your home

Your sump pump system plays an important role in protecting your home from potential water problems. All too often we find homeowners with a low quality pump that failed and cost the homeowner thousands in water damage and repairs. Because the sump pump is so vital, you don’t want to skimp on quality or performance.

There are a lot of sump pump systems on the market so making a decision can be difficult. The key features you want to look for are:
1) A battery backup in case the power goes out.
2) Manual overide switch – switches will fail overtime and you don’t want to discover this problem during a heavy rain storm.
3) heavy duty motor to handle long runs

All of our sump pumps have the above features, plus we install a pump liner with a tigtly sealed lid. Give us a call to learn more about the right sump pump for your home.

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Hartford

Common Foundation Problems to the Hartford area

Foundation problems are different because of the numerous causes. The Hartford area seems to have more problems with foundation settlement and sinking floors. These problems are caused by expansive soils which leave homes with cracks in the foundation, stair step cracks in the brick and bowing walls. These foundation problems can become serious if not addressed quickly.

Not all cracks are caused by the foundation shifting so it is best to have a professional inspect the interior and exterior foundation and crawl space. If we determine that there is a problem we will provide you with a written estimate that details exactly what will need to be done to permanently fix your foundation shifting/settling problem. We will walk you through the problem and the repair method so you can be comfortable with the solution.

Signs of Water problems on the exterior of your Home

Sometimes it is easier to identify a foundation problem by inspecting the outside of your home. Here are a couple of things you can inspect:

  • Wall Cracks – walk the exterior of your home looking for cracks in the walls and foundation. Check the soil line around the property, inspect the walls around windows and doors. If you have a brick home check the mortar lines for cracks between the bricks.
  • Tilting Chimney – When your foundation shifts it can cause the chimney to pull away from the house or be pushed away from the house. It’s easier to see from the roof than the ground so it might be best to have a professional come out to check this part. when the problem is really bad you’ll be able to see it from the ground.

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Stamford

Dangers of Mold in Your Home’s Basement or Crawl Space

When water leaks into your home it can weaken the foundation and it’s supporting columns but it can also be the cause of serious health issues. Dark, wet, damp areas are the perfect enviroment for mold and mildew to grow and flourish. The mold spores get into the air and are circulated through the home via the ventilation ducts. Mold in the home poses a serious health risk and shouldn’t be ignored.

Dark crawl spaces, behind baseboards and in the floor joists are the perfect place for mold to grow over time. You won’t be able to clean up a mold problem on your own, you’ll need to seek the help of a remediation specialist who can clean up the mold using a specific blend of chemicals that will wipe out the mold. They have special equipment and clothing to protect themselves and prevent the mold spores from spreading throughout the house.

How to Inspect your Home for Mold problems

If you notice a musty smell in the basement or crawlspace after a heavy rain, you may have the right environment for mold to grow. You can perform a few inspections yourself but it is best to have a professional conduct a full inspection for you. Here are a few things you can look for:

  • Check the crawl space – It is best if you can get inside the crawl space but if you can’t, get a bright flashlight check the corners and around the foundation. You’ll be looking for light or dark stains on the wood.
  • Check behind the floor boards – if your basement is finished, removing a couple of floor boards in a suspected area may reveal mold.
  • Check the darkest corners of the basement – if your basement is unfinished, take a flashlight and shine into the darkest corners of the basement both on the floor and the ceiling.
  • Musty smell – As mentioned above a musty smell is a good indicator so follow your nose.

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Waterbury

Residential Foundation Services, Products and Solutions

Our foundation repair, products and solutions are among the best and our numerous satisfied customers can attest to this. These are some of our solutions for your homes foundation repair and crawl space and basement waterproofing.

  • Helical Pile and Helical Pier Installation
  • Foundation Wall Anchors
  • Anchors and Tiebacks
  • Support Jacks for the Crawl Space
  • Drainage Systems
  • Sump Pump Systems
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Foundation Sealing

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Working With Our Certified Foundation Specialists

You should always work with a foundation professional who is licensed, certified and insured. You don’t want to trust something as important as the structural integrity of your home to a DIY handyman service. And most foundation problems do not make for a fun weekend project if you’re thinking you can do it yourself. Your home’s structural integrity and strength will be long lasting when repairs are done correctly.

At Precision Foundation Repair, we are CFRS certified, carry the proper insurance coverage to protect our staff and your property. We are licensed for the entire state of Connecticut and follow the latest building code standards.

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Norwalk

Common Crawl Space Problems

Most homeowners never think twice about the crawlspace in their home. Unless there is a problem or reason to go into the crawl space it is typically over looked and forgotten. This is why crawl space problems can manifest into big problems over time. It is a wise to inspect your crawl space are every couple of years or more often if you suspect a problem.

Water leaking into the crawl space can go unnoticed for years if the leak is small enough. You’ll notice a musty smell eminating through the house during heavy rains or you may have become nose blind to the smell over time.

Common problems:

  • Musty smell – this is more an indicator of a problem but trying to mask the problem isn’t going to solve anything.
  • Water damage – Water can seep into the crawl space through a crack in the foundation or just through the porous concrete walls. Water damage can impact the structural integrity of your home.
  • Mold – One of the more dangerous problems we find in the crawl space of many homes. Mold can cause serious respiratory problems for the occupants.

Crawl space problems shouldn’t be ignored because of the seriousness of letting a problem fester in your home. We are happy to help you protect your home and family from the potential problems assocaiated with water in your crawlspace.

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Crawl Space Solutions

Precision Foundation Repair has certifications and training for the most common crawl space repairs and the more difficult problems too. Our experience working in the Norwalk area gives us an advantage over companies that are from out of town. Some of our solutions include:

  • Crawl space encapsulation
  • Sump Pump systems
  • Vapor barriers
  • Foundation Sealants
  • Crawl space insulation

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