(Last Updated On: 27th Oct 2020)

join the revolution

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it

FB DR ADGroup Waterproofing

Advice to Home Owners: Waterproofing is the Most Important Investment You’ll Ever Make

For the vast majority of the damage, water is the primary culprit

For the vast majority of the damage, water is the primary culprit. Variations in moisture cause components of the soil to swell or shrink, leading to movement beneath your foundation.

Your property may be more susceptible to foundation damage if:

  • It was built on expansive clay
  • It was built on improperly compacted fill soils
  • The area around the foundation has poor drainage
  • Tree roots are growing too close to your home
  • An earthquake, flood, or drought compromised the structure

Those soils highest in clay content are generally more susceptible while those lowest in clay content are the least affected. In some areas the movement is insignificant; in others, it is quite pronounced.

When unstable soils are used as a base, the movement is transferred to the foundation. Since soil movement is rarely uniform, the foundation is subjected to a differential or upheaval. The problem shows up in both slab, and pier and beam type foundations.

If all the soil beneath a foundation swells uniformly, there usually is no problem. Issues occur, however, when only part of the home settles. Then, the differential movement causes cracks or other damages.

These known issues resulting from foundation settlement:

  • Damage to the structure
  • Loss of real estate value
  • Tripping hazards
  • Unsightly cracks

Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of your home and even render it unsafe. If you see signs of failure, don’t delay in getting the problem solved. The longer you wait, the more your foundation will sink, causing further costly damage

The longer you wait, the more your foundation will sink, causing further costly damage

0 %
Satisfied Customers
0 +
Completed Projects
Sick of unreliable bakkie builders?

Choosing a remodeling contractor to hire is a big decision. After all, not only are you letting this person and their crew in your home…

5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Remodeling Contractor

Stop paying high deviating costs

We’d like to offer you an exclusive deal during this month.

Big Sale Discount Promotion Poster 1
Here's What Our Customers Are Saying About Us...
"

When I first heard about DRIA Home Builders, I thought it sounded super-convenient. Renovation costs in minutes? I loved the idea, but I worried about whether the workmanship would be any good. I didn't want to invest time and money on a service that created additional costs that weren't any better than the tasks I could DIY"

Nancy J
KZN
"

Fortunately, I tried DRIA Home Builders and I loved the results. It's obvious a lot of time and effort went in to creating this professional business. The teams are amazing, and I especially love, love, love the long-form maintenance plan! They're so well-done that if you only used the priority list, it would still be worth it. I feel so relieved since I discovered DRIA Home Builders."

James K
KZN
Related Posts
  • Ceilings & Partition Service
  • Plumbing Service
  • Roofing Service
  • Demolition Service
  • Waterproofing Service
  • Carpentry Services
  • Architecture Service
FB DR ADGroup Ceilings

Why you shouldn’t ignore water stains on your ceiling

administrator Oct 21, 2020

The longer you wait, the more vulnerable you are to moisture problems like mold growth and structural damage.