Do you live in a building built before 1920? Its foundation is almost certainly made up of superimposed rubble and bound with lime. While your foundation may be extremely solid, with the years the mortar between the stones breaks down resulting in water seepage, excess moisture, and mould.
Even if this has happened, rest assured that there probably is still time to repair your foundation without having to replace it completely. To avoid the high cost of replacing your foundation, act now.
How do our experts repair rubble foundations?
BUILD A FOUNDATION PARALLEL TO THE EXISTING FOUNDATION:
- Dig outside around the foundation wall to expose it
- Clean the stones
- Install a wood-casing around the existing foundation
- Cast cement to solidify the stones
- Install a water-repellent membrane
REPAIR THE STONES:
- Remove friable cement
- Fill the gaps between the stones
Repairing masonry makes financial sense because it’s a sustainable solution. Choose between the two options listed above and enjoy great results either way.
DON'T THROW YOUR MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN
Many people mistakenly believe that interior repair alone can fix a water-seepage problem. It’s certainly a less costly alternative, but don’t be fooled: this approach is inefficient and not sustainable. In the short term, the stone will disintegrate and water will leak again. Interior-only repair is a poor investment and should be avoided.• FREE ESTIMATE REQUEST •
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