Will a foundation repair fix existing cracks or cause new cracks?
The purpose of the repair is to get your home back to its original level. Our crews are trained to perform the process in such a way as to minimize damage. In many cases, existing cracks close once the foundation is lifted back into its proper position. Of course, there is no guarantee that the cracks will close or that new ones will not open since these issues are largely dependent on construction issues unique to each home.
Why is basement waterproofing important?
Even a small amount of moisture in your basement can attract black mold, which can be toxic and even cause structural damage. Leaks and mold can also destroy valuable belongings that may be stored in your basement. A wet or musty smelling basement can even detract from your home’s value and deter potential buyers in the event you should decide to sell.
Does it matter if my crawl space has vents?
Absolutely. A vented crawl space draws in hot, humid air during the summer months. This promotes condensation, which can lead to mold growth and wood rot. During winter, a vented crawl space draws cold air into the upper levels of your home, which decreases energy efficiency. You may be able to save as much as 20 percent on your energy costs by encapsulating your dirt crawl space and closing all of the vents.
What size sump pump do I need for my house?
The correct horsepower for a sump pump is determined by a number of factors, including: • The drainage area connected to the sump. • The depth of the basement. • The depth to the groundwater. In most cases, a 1/3 horsepower pump is sufficient.
Why would my concrete sink or become uneven?
Moisture is the most common reason for concrete to become uneven. As wet soil beneath the concrete dries, it compacts and leaves voids in the soil that allow the concrete to settle. The soil can also become compacted over time due to the weight of traffic on the area.
Concrete Leveling & Slab Jacking
The sunken and cracked concrete around your Knoxville area home is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. It's likely to get worse, but we can fix it for you.
We use slab jacking or mudjacking for smaller jobs such as leveling sidewalks, patios, driveways, and pool decks and slab piers for larger jobs. These can be used to correct large sections of concrete such as warehouse slabs.