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It’s important to understand why your foundation may need repair in the first place -
Once this happens the footing has to act like a beam to span across weakened unsupportive soil. Sometimes it can and sometimes it can’t -
It is imperative that homes have excellent drainage away from their foundation. If not, a $200 dollar drainage fix can become a $20,000 dollar foundation repair given enough time.
Water must be discharged a minimum of 10 feet away from a home’s foundation, and must be graded such that water does not flow back to the foundation. If this isn’t an option, a french drain should be placed against your footing, with a sump pump, to pump the water permanently away from the foundation. Doing this will help prevent cracks in the first place and slow worsening cracks where a footing has already failed.
In PART 3 we will discuss economical foundation repair options
STOPPING THE CRACKS
When it comes to foundation problems, free contractor inspections can get very expensive. After you get a few quotes, call us to see about saving thousands.