Before and After Pictures From a Home That Needed the Foundation Repaired, and the Basement Walls Rebuilt
As you can see, this home’s basement has severe damage. The foundation is cracked in three ways:
Vertically: these cracks run up and down
Step Cracks: in the second picture, you can see that the crack is following the “steps” in the cinder blocks. This usually means major problems for the home’s foundation – including weakened walls that could crumble or bow-in, water and flooding issues, and dangerous mold growth
Horizontal Cracks: pictured below, these run sideways. The basement wall crack in the picture below is wide, indicating that the walls are beginning to separate.
After finding the problems, we began to fix the foundation and rebuild the basement walls:
- First, we had to remove the damaged areas, then begin the re-build of the basement walls
After rebuilding the walls, putting in new drainage, and waterproofing the basement, here’s what that same, cracked, damaged foundation looks like now:
After the basement wall repair, the foundation and basement walls were smooth, free from cracks, and were again strong enough to keep water out of the home’s basement.