This particular homeowner hired Hughes Construction to address some leaking foundation cracks. Based on the recommendation of Buyers Protection Group’s local designing engineer, we injected 20 lineal feet of foundation cracks and one wall penetration with urethane foam to stop the water intrusion.
If you are experiencing leaking foundation cracks, the first step is to contact a structural engineer. These professionals will assess the property, determine what exactly is going on and why. There are many variables to consider when determining how to proceed with the best approach for correcting foundation concerns.
Some benefits of hiring a structural engineer prior to hiring a contractor:
- Allows the home owner to know exactly what repairs are necessary versus trying to determine which approach best suites your needs.
- Having a structural engineer do a design provides a permanent record of the installation that was done.
Not all cracks or foundation failures are created equal. Because of this, there is not just a one size fits all approach to addressing them. Each home, each foundation, each yard’s soil conditions are all unique to that home. Additionally, please keep in mind that many municipalities will require a structural engineer to obtain a permit.