More often than not, water is usually held accountable for a structural issue - i.e. after a foundation has settled, cracks will open up and water will find a way into the livable space. Excess water collecting around the foundation is often the cause for structural problems. These cracks aren't get discovered until the wet time of year comes, when water stains are visible on the foundation walls and basement floor.
The Basement Doctor WV (formerly Crawl Space and basement Solutions) currently offers foundation crack repair in the following areas: Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Charleston, Huntington, Scott Depot, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Weston, Wheeling, Beckley, and surrounding areas of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Cracked Foundation Walls
Excess water below a home normally results in foundation issues. This could be the situation with standing water in the lawn as a consequence of a bad exterior drainage system.
Hydrostatic pressure could build up inside the soil behind a usually stable wall and set off movement of this wall structure. Having a cracked foundation wall affects the walls ability to hold up and support the weight of the home. Over time, water will begin to flow through the wall crack further eroding the stone or cement until eventually the wall fails.
At Basement Doctor WV, we make use of The Reinforcer. Designed by engineers, the Reinforcer is a foundation repair solution which is the successful mixture of modern, aero-space polymers and carbon fiber built into a material which is just about impossible to elongate. Just 4" wide and slender as a penny, The Reinforcer carbon fiber plate (strap) is 8-10 times more stretch resistant when compared with steel!
We utilize 2 different kinds of Reinforcer carbon fiber wall repair products, The Reinforcer Plate (aka strap) system and the fabric like Reinforcer Shield solution for irregularly shaped fixes.