Five Reasons Why You Should Inspect Your Concrete Building Foundation
- If you live in a house with a concrete building foundation, you better
read this article. I'm going to give you five reasons why you should
inspect your concrete building foundation. Whether you listen and follow
it is going to be completely up to you.
Checking the Building for Square - The most important thing when
building a home is the ability to keep everything as square, plumb and
level as possible. Starting with the foundation, if the foundation is
not square or level, the rest of the house is going to be out of
Filling Large Foundation Cracks - Listen to Experience - If you have
a foundation crack that you can stick a nickel into, you have a
structural foundation problem. I haven't found any fillers or epoxies
that will bring it back to its original strength. These items can only
be used to fill the cracks up.
Understanding Structural Foundation Damage - If you live in a house
that has large cracks in the walls or large cracks coming off of the
corners of your doors and window openings, there's a good chance that
your house is suffering from structural foundation damage. What does it
look like and what can we do about it?
Using Digital Cameras to Monitor Foundation Damage - Let's see, most
contractors use jack hammers, wheelbarrows, structural rebar and
concrete to deal with foundation problems, but a digital camera. How can
a digital camera help us fix our building foundations?