Water — as anyone who has had to refill the office cooler will know — weighs a lot. More than 62 pounds per cubic foot, in fact. Water is also incompressible, meaning if you apply pressure to it, it has to go somewhere. And, standing water, whether in a lake, a glass or in saturated soil, exerts pressure of its own. This is known as “hydrostatic” pressure.
So, when soil becomes saturated with water, after a heavy or sustained rainstorm, for instance, it becomes much heavier. This additional weight can exert itself on the walls of your foundation as the surrounding fill soil — now weighing several thousands of pounds more than before — naturally slumps outward, causing foundation walls to bow, crack and, eventually, fail.
Dritek Foundation Solutions offers a variety of solutions to permanently repair leaning and bowing foundation walls and prevent wall failure due to the hydrostatic pressure exerted by saturated fill soil, including:
It should be pointed out that, in addition to these solutions, we recommend homeowners ensure proper drainage around their homes by grading the soil properly.
Put simply: because we can permanently repair your foundation problems on time and on budget. Don’t Settle!
Dritek Foundation Solutions has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 30 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience.
Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t settle – call us today – you’ll be glad you did!
We proudly serve the Metro Atlanta and Athens areas, including: