Trusted and Experienced Basement Flooding Experts
Our experienced team at United Waterproofing specializes in foundation and slab heaving. Our team knows that most home insurance claims are due to foundation movement, and we are here to assist all homeowners and businesses located in Ridgefield, Norwalk, Stamford, and all of Fairfield County. For two decades we have taken care of numerous homes and businesses. We are very experienced and understand all of the state codes and regulations that are necessary to complete the job.
Our trusted experts are available to assist you 24/7 with any emergency or repair you may require.
If you would like to learn more about our foundation and slab heaving services, contact us today for a free home inspection and quote 203-501-5053.
Why does Foundation or Slab Heaving Occur?
Heave is the upward movement of a foundation or slab. Heave is more common with slabs than foundations because there is much less weight to resist heaving forces. Heave occurs due to an increase in moisture, or due to moisture freezing underneath the slab or foundation. Most commonly, heave occurs within the first few years of the construction of your building.
There are four main forces that can cause slab and foundation heave:
When water freezes, it increases in volume by nearly 10%, and wet soil can expand even more when frozen. When this occurs around your home, the resulting pressure can cause slabs or the foundation to crack and shift. As it gets colder, the deeper the soil will freeze. This pressure can move foundations and slabs by several inches in some occasions, leading to serious heave damage.
Some soils expand much more than others when frozen, specifically high clay content soil expands significantly when frozen. After a house or building is built, there is a chance that clay-rich soils that get wet during periods of precipitation cause heaving problems and foundation damage.
Plumbing lines from supply lines, waste lines, or HVAC systems all have the chance of leaking or breaking under your foundation or slab. These plumbing lines can deposit excess moisture underneath these areas. Over time, resulting in expanding soil, causing large amounts of pressure to push on the structure above.
Prolonged or heavy precipitation:
If there is a period of too much precipitation combined with poor drainage, it can also result in an increase of moisture underneath your foundation. If this moisture comes in contact with expansive soil, it will surely result in heaving of your foundation/slabs. Precipitation can also lead to bowing and buckling walls if it comes in contact with the sides of your foundation.
Solutions for Foundation or Slab Heaving
At United Waterproofing we will inspect your foundation and slabs to figure out where the heaves are, why they’re appearing, and use our best methods to ensure the problem is fixed.
With our team by your side, you won’t have to stress about foundation or slab heaves. Foundation issues can be difficult to understand, and very overwhelming for the owner. Our team understands this can add pressure to your life, which is why we are here to provide insight with over 20 years of experience. We will assess your foundation or slab issue and develop a plan using our best methods to repair your problem.
The services we provide include residential and commercial basement waterproofing, basement finishing, mold remediation, and basement wall crack repair. We believe you shouldn’t have to pay in order to make sure something is wrong within your home or business. Call today at 203-501-5053 for a free estimate as well as a free home inspection.
Work with a Basement Waterproofing Expert
The good news is that United Waterproofing has years of experience in the basement waterproofing industry. We specialize in both interior and exterior basement waterproofing, and we can help with your basement dilemma.
After scheduling an estimate with us, we’ll come to your property and assess your current basement situation. We’ll determine which basement system is better for your situation. Let our basement waterproofing experts help you keep your basement dry!