FOUNDATION & HOME REPAIR IN WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IOWA
Your home is one of your biggest investments. Protecting it from foundation problems and water problems is important. Foundation settlement can be an issue for homes in Windsor Heights, Iowa due to the expansive soil that is in this area. This type of soil moves and shifts as the moisture content in the soil changes. When expansive soil gets too saturated, it will expand. When it becomes too dry, it will contract. This constant movement in the soil will cause the foundation that sits on it to shift and move. When a foundation shifts and moves, it can cause structural damage throughout the entire home. Some of the signs to look for that may indicate that your foundation has shifted and settled are:
- Doors and windows that stick
- Leaning chimney
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Sloping floors
- Floor cracks
- Porch and stoop problems
- Leaning or bowing walls
- Garage column cracks
If you look around your home and see any of these signs, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your home. The experts at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC can come and give your home and foundation an inspection. If we find that you have a foundation that has shifted and settled, we will offer you the foundation repair solution to get your foundation repaired and strengthened.
Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC offers Rhino carbon fiber support for foundation walls to strengthen them and keep them from leaning or bowing. This carbon fiber will also seal up any cracks in the walls to keep water and pests out.
For bowing or leaning walls, we install plate anchors to pull the walls back to their original position. These plate anchors also strengthen the wall so that they won’t bow or lean in the future. They are installed into the ground on the exterior and then attached to the affected wall with a rod and plate. The wall is then pulled back to its original level and keeps the foundation walls strong to prevent foundation movement.
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING AND RESTORATION IN WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IOWA
Don’t let a wet basement cause you to lose personal possessions or living space. A wet basement can also be the source of mold and mildew growth. When mold spores get into the air that you breathe, it can cause health issues for you and your family. Let Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC inspect your basement. Standing water is an obvious sign of water issues. There are some other signs that may indicate that you have moisture in your basement. Some of these signs are:
- High humidity throughout your home
- Higher energy bills
- Rust on appliances and pipes
- Musty odors
- Wood rot
Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC will install an interior drainage system to keep water out of your basement. This system consists of a perforated drainage pipe, sump pit, sump pump, and battery backup sump pump. The drainage pipe is installed along the interior footings of the basement and is attached to the sump pit. As the sump pit fills, the sump pump will turn on and drain the water out of the pit and away from the basement and foundation.
We also offer crawl space encapsulation. We install a heavy vapor barrier along the entire interior wall of the crawl space. This vapor barrier will keep your crawl space dry and keep insects and pests out of the crawl space.
All of the products we use for foundation repair and basement waterproofing are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry today.
HOME MOLD INSPECTION AND TESTING IN WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IOWA
Mold inspection should be done by a trained inspector who has had the proper training and has the proper equipment. Iowa Home Restoration & Repair has the training and experience to get your home tested for mold. We will inspect the entire home including:
- Inside walls
- Under carpets and carpet pads
- On pipes
- Behind drywall, wallboard, and wood
- Inside ductwork
- Above ceiling tile
We will give your home a thorough inspection. If we find that you have mold in your home, we offer mold remediation to clear your home of mold.
Don’t let the value of your home lower due to foundation issues, water problems, or mold issues. Let Iowa Home Restoration & Repair inspect your home and offer you the repair method you need. Contact us today!