Although many homeowners don’t concern themselves with the waterproofing of their home, it is absolutely critical to avoid water damage to the structure and to maintain the integrity of the foundation. Without proper waterproofing, many issues will arise. Ignoring the problem and not taking corrective action immediately will only make matters worse and cause the repair bill to grow.
At American Structure Inc., it is our goal to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective construction solutions, ensuring that they are confident in the condition of their home. A weak foundation is not only hazardous to the occupants but also lessens the home’s value, causing a lot of headaches when trying to sell. To ensure a solid foundation and overall structure for our customers, we provide waterproofing serves in North Little Rock. While you may not consider waterproofing to be a big deal, let us give you a few reasons why it is a crucial step to take, as well as how our waterproofing services go beyond just water restoration.
Protect Your Home from Water Damage
Majority of foundation problems begin with the soil. When this soil becomes wet, it begins to swell and shift, ultimately causing cracks and structural issues within the foundation. Because of this, it’s extremely important to maintain a dry foundation. Conventional concrete used during construction, in itself, is not waterproof. While it might not let in massive amounts of water if there are no cracks, water vapor can still find its way in, so it’s important to take preventative measures through waterproofing to guarantee it remains dry.
If you do happen to find cracks in your concrete foundation, it is important to act promptly. Leaky basements, while surprisingly common, are a warning sign that the foundation is weak and that more costly damage is just around the corner. The waterproofing services that we provide include above and below grade applications, waterproofing sealants (silicone, polyurethane, and epoxy security), expansion joints, and even building and parking garage restoration.
There is no benefit in ignoring the problem once you know it exists. Foundation problems don’t disappear, they get worse. So if you’ve noticed a leak, be sure to contact us as soon as possible and we will find the right solution for you.
Waterproofing doesn’t just help the structural integrity of your foundation and overall the condition of your home, but also your health. When moisture finds its way in, it will lead to the growth of mold and mildew, in turn causing health problems for you, your family, or the occupants of the structure. So to make sure that the home is dry, and more importantly safe, it’s important to waterproof your home as soon as possible to avoid these concerns.
Along with waterproofing, it’s extremely important to make sure that you have proper drainage systems in place. A lot of foundation failure and water damage is due to improper drainage, or failure of existing drainage systems. Improper stormwater management will cause flooding and erosion, which will create a wallet-busting repair bill when it could have been easily avoided.
If you’re unsure if your home has a sufficient drainage system, or have noticed large pools or flooding in your yard or around the foundation, be sure to call us immediately and we will help you find a solution for your water management concerns with our drainage services.
While you might find it unnecessary to waterproof your home, or don’t want to spend the money, it’s important that you think about the long-term costs you will pay if your home is not properly waterproofed. Water damage and foundation repair is not cheap, so taking necessary precautions will actually save you money in the end.
Whether it’s a new construction site, or you’ve been occupying the home for a while, it’s important to know that the structural integrity will remain for years to come. If you’re eventually planning on selling, you’ll rest assured knowing that the value will not be diminished due to water damage, improper drainage systems, or lack of waterproofing. Ensure that the foundation is secure and that the future doesn’t come with unexpected headaches and costly repair bills.
American Structure Inc.
Your home is your sanctuary, and it’s important to maintain its integrity for yourself, loved ones, and your future. At American Structure Inc., we’ve proudly provided the people of North Little Rock and surrounding areas with quality structural solutions for years. We are experts in our field, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the best quality of work for your project or budget. We offer unparalleled foundation repair, drainage systems, concrete and masonry services, as well as waterproofing. So if you’ve noticed any problems in the foundation of your structure, be sure to give us a call today before the preventable issues become costly and time-consuming repair projects.