There are many outside forces that can have an impact on the structural stability of your home. Unfortunately, most of these outside forces are out of our control and cannot be avoided. The best way to deal with them is to call our bowed wall and wet basement repair experts in Tampa. At LRE Foundation Repair, we can provide solutions to combat these forces and create stability for your home.
Hydrostatic pressure is one of these forces that puts pressure on your home's foundation and can cause serious damage. To avoid the damaging effects of hydrostatic pressure, rely on LRE Foundation Repair to provide solutions like foundation crack repair for your Tampa home.
During a light rain storm, the rainwater simply wets the ground and the water has enough room to disperse evenly into the soils. During heavy rain storms, the rainwater can completely saturate the ground and leave the excess water with no place to go.
The excess water can build up in the ground and start to push against your foundation walls as it has no place else to go. This phenomenon is known as hydrostatic pressure. The excess moisture in the ground can put an extreme amount of pressure on your foundation walls and cause extensive damage to your foundation.
Hydrostatic pressure can become so intense that even tens of thousands of pounds of pressure can be exerted against your foundation. Unfortunately, most foundation walls are not capable of handling this kind of pressure and it can compromise the structural stability of your home.
Instead of fighting against hydrostatic pressure, as that is a losing battle, there are solutions to fix the problems that are caused by the pressure.
The pressure exerted from hydrostatic pressure can greatly impact the structural stability and the value of your home. It can cause structural damage as well as water damage in your basement and turn into an expensive issue for homeowners. Extended exposure to hydrostatic pressure can cause your Tampa home to need bowed wall or foundation crack repair from local experts like LRE.
The soils in the ground are a big part of the problem. As the soils become saturated with water, they fill up and expand, putting additional pressure on your walls.
The pressure exerted on your basement walls from the hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural issues for your home. As a result, you may notice the following symptoms:
Aside from structural issues, hydrostatic pressure can also result in water damage to your home. As the water in the ground builds up and pushes against your foundation walls, it can seep through any existing cracks.
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent hydrostatic pressure. LRE Ground Services, Inc. in Tampa offers solutions including foundation crack repair to help combat the negative impacts of hydrostatic pressure to protect your foundation.
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