April Showers Bring…Foundation Issues?

While we all appreciate the rain in spring because it helps everything green up and grow, there are also a lot of reasons we don’t like it. Sporting events get canceled, we can’t go outside, getting rained on if you go out – these are all things that can be annoying about the spring rain. As annoying as those things might be, they don’t stack up to the problems that heavy rain can bring to your basement or crawl space.

Rain can Create Problems, Big and Small

If you have small cracks in your foundation walls you can have water seepage. Even a small amount of water in your basement or crawl space can lead to big problems: Pests, bugs, musty odors, wood rot, and mold. Per the CDC (cdc.gov) mold can be very hard on your health. Exposure to damp and moldy environments can lead to many different health issues including nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, and skin irritation just to name a few.

The bigger problem is when rain causes moisture build up around your foundation walls. If your downspouts and gutters aren’t clear water can sink into the soil around your foundation walls and exert pressure on the walls of your basement or crawl space. The IWP Foundation Repair team sees bowing and leaning walls all the time. Block walls can crack and bow under the pressure.

If you notice the signs of foundation problems you should give us a call here at IWP Foundation Repair to take a look. If you see foundation cracks, seepage, bad odors, doors and windows that stick, tile or drywall cracking, ceiling cracks, or your countertops pulling away from the wall, you may have a foundation problem.

Our team can resolve problems that occur due to those heavy spring rains. Schedule an inspection and estimate to determine the root cause of your problems and the best solution to fit your budget. We also have financing options. We know that money can be a big worry when it comes to these types of repairs. Hopefully, we can put your mind at ease.