How to Spot Signs of Basement Bugs

How to Spot Signs of Basement Bugs - Ground Up Foundation Repair

If you own a home with a basement, you’ve most likely had to deal with basement bugs. Bugs are the most abundant creature—living everywhere, including your home. The good news is that most of the bugs in your home are harmless. Most insects living in your basement generally reside there without you being aware of… [Read More]

How Hydrostatic Pressure Affects Your Foundation

How Hydrostatic Pressure Affects Your Foundation - Ground Up Foundation Repair

It’s a phenomenon when water builds up and gets trapped in the soil underneath your foundation. When ground or surface water levels are raised, excessive moisture from rainwater runoff or snowmelt can also happen. When this happens, the excess water will have to go somewhere, possibly pushing underneath your foundation. Two types of hydrostatic pressure… [Read More]

5 Ways That Water Enters Your Home

5 Ways That Water Enters Your Home - Ground Up Foundation Repair

A home is a long-term investment that requires consistent maintenance and upkeep. Water commonly enters your home after heavy rain, snow melting, or flooding. If not properly addressed, water in crawl space and other parts of your home can lead to structural damage and loss of foundation stability. Water entering your home can be frustrating… [Read More]

Crawl Space Cleaning

Crawl Space Cleaning - Ground Up Foundation Repair

A crawl space is an essential space commonly found within the recesses of your home. Crawl spaces have a small entrance located outside your home, near the base. They are dark, cave-like spaces that are damp with a lot of dirt and debris. It’s essential to keep up with crawl space cleaning to avoid problems… [Read More]

What You Need to Know About Crawl Space Repair

What You Need to Know About Crawl Space Repair - Ground Up Foundation Repair

If the floors in your house are starting to sink or slope, or you are concerned about foundation issues, you should consider your crawl space. It often causes many problems that can lead to long-term foundational damage. Crawl spaces can be a hassle, but you can avoid the repercussions by keeping up with the necessary… [Read More]

Foundation Repair Methods

Foundation Repair Methods - Ground Up Foundation Repair

Foundation issues can be daunting for many homeowners. Hearing that your home needs foundation work results in some homeowners wanting to sell immediately. To understand what house foundation repair methods entail, you should understand the different designs that support a home.  Basement Style A full basement foundation typically starts with a hole that measures eight… [Read More]

Common Sump Pump Problems

Common Sump Pump Problems - Ground Up Foundation Repair

When looking for a home, there are many things to consider. A primary concern is whether the neighborhood is prone to flooding issues. Sump pumps help remove water from your basement when it accumulates from rainwater or melting snow. They pump water uphill away from your foundation and into an external drain system, which discharges… [Read More]

What Causes Sinkholes and How to Prevent Foundation Damage

What Causes Sinkholes and How to Prevent Foundation Damage - Ground Up Foundation Repair

Sinkholes are large, natural occurrences that can be hazardous, problematic, and costly. In some cases, they can even be life-threatening. Let’s take a closer look at what causes sinkholes and how to spot the warning signs to prevent damage to your property’s foundation.  What is a sinkhole? A sinkhole is a sizable open groundmass that… [Read More]

How a High Water Table Affects Your Foundation

How a High Water Affects Your Basement - Ground Up Foundation Repair

Any structure with a below-grade area requires thorough waterproofing to avoid a high water table wreaking havoc on your basement. If your basement contains your heating and cooling system, water heater, laundry room, or other mechanical systems, water intrusion can lead to considerable disruption. Water seepage can also result in severe foundation damage that’s costly… [Read More]

5 Reasons for Mold in Crawl Space

5 Reasons for Mold in Crawl Space

A remote area of the house should be carefully monitored because moisture and water in crawl space can become a significant problem if not addressed. Issues such as mold in crawl space will flourish if moisture is present.  Mold lives in dark, secluded areas where a leak can cause long-standing issues. Since the crawl space… [Read More]