Welcome to our “Foundation Repair Ottawa” page, we hope the information you find here will be helpful! A cracked or damaged foundation that goes unattended to can lead all sorts of issue, all of which you want to avoid. Putting off foundation repairs is not an option. A wet or leaky basement can be sign of much greater structural issues. There is simply too much at stake. Below is a list of symptoms, caused by foundation issues.
If you see any of these signs, you should contact the foundation repair experts at Ottawa Home Improvements immediately. The inspection is free and if you wish, you will be provided with an estimate as to what the foundation repair will cost. Give us a call at 613-231-4400.
If your homes foundation is cracked, crumbling, has shifted or has suffered some sort of mechanical damage there is a good chance structural damage will occur. You are at risk of the following:
The appearance of wall cracks. Serious foundation shifting or sagging can cause windows and doors to become out of square stopping them from opening and closing properly. Gaps can open up between walls and ceilings/floors. Often drywall screws will start popping out from drywall.
Floors can develop cracks or slopes causing uneven floors.
You will begin to see visible cracks in the masonry. Openings may start forming between bricks and around door and window frames. Gaps may open between your chimney and house. You may also see visible sagging in your roof line and damage to your chimney.
Mold Health Risks
Once the foundation walls and discolouration are evidence that compromised moister is allowed into your home creating pockets of mold and mildew. Much of it is hidden from sight behind the walls so that you may not even be aware it’s there.
This invisible enemy of your health is especially harmful to the very young and elderly. Look at any exposed basement walls you have to see if they are damp or wet if they are get in touch with a reputable home inspection company or give us a call. This could be the result of wicking or unseen damage to your foundation.
Foundation Repair Costs
The costs to repairing a foundation are going to very depending on the severity of the situation. Every situation is different. This is not something that can be determined over the phone. A proper inspection of the foundation needs to be done before any estimate can be given. If someone gives you an estimate over the phone you may be wise not to deal with that company.
How can I arrange for a foundation Inspection?
Simply give us a call at 613-231-4400 and one of foundation repair experts will come to your home and assess the situation. They will explain what is happening to your foundation and what steps you need to take to fix any problems you may have. They can provide you with a written estimate at the time.
Why not join our growing list of satisfied client who have chosen Ottawa Home Improvements as their foundation repair contractor. Call today.