Basement Repair Iowa

The spring and summer months are the most dangerous for your home’s basement.  The melted snow and ice from winter saturates the soil.  Saturated soil around your foundation and basement walls causes soil expansion and puts stress on your foundation walls. This is called hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure causes walls to bend, lean, and crack.  Hire a professional to fix these serious foundation issues before it is too late. At WCI Foundation Repair, we can repair your foundation due to Iowa’s weather patterns. We guarantee the safety of your home and family.

Iowa experiences a wide range of temperatures through the course of the year.  Whether it is a cold dry winter or a hot wet summer, all of these weather conditions have an affect on your soil. Dry soil will contract and leave voids underneath you home. This eventually leads to settling or slab cracks. Hot wet soil causes soil expansion and creates hydrostatic pressure.

How To Protect Your Home From Iowa Weather Patterns

At WCI Basement Repair,  we offer quality waterproofing products to protect your home from water damage. We offer adequate interior drainage systems, wall and floor repair services.

1. If your home is experiencing problems that originate from ground water or seepage the first thing you will need is a heavy duty sump pump, sump pit and a battery back-up pump.

  • Sump Pumps – Sump pumps turn on when there is a designated level of moisture underneath the basement slab, they will then pump out any moisture to outside the home.
  • Sump Pits – The design of the sump pit helps increase the effectiveness of the sump pump system. Its unique bell shape collects water at the inlet of the sump pump.
  • Battery Back-up Pump – If you have a power outage due to a storm, a battery back-up sump pump will automatically turn on. It provides complete protection until your power is restored.

2. Repair all of your wall cracks as soon as possible. Water takes the path of least resistance, so a wall crack can cause moisture and high humidity in your basement. Waiting to repair wall cracks could lead to:

  • Wider wall cracks
  • Water leaks
  • Water stains
  • Entry for unwanted pests and insects
  • Mold and mildew growth

3. Floor cracks can be present in the garage, basement and patio. Floor cracks without foundation repair can lead to widen cracks and water seepage. This can be caused by soil shrinkage and expansion due to weather conditions and fluctuating temperatures. We can repair your floor cracks by using low pressured epoxy injections or polyurethane foam material.

The longer you wait the more problems you will encounter. Your repairs will become more expensive to fix. Call WCI Basement Repair to see what we can do for you! We provide free estimates!

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