Understanding & Expertise

Repairing Your Foundation

Knowing where the problems exist.

There are many reasons for this unfortunate situation and it really depends on the type of foundation you have in combination with the conditions that surround it. In order to find out what your specific problem is, you need to start with this – what type of foundation do you have? At DM Foundations, we know foundation types and where to look for the problems.

Knowing Your Foundation

Below are the 3 most common types of foundations and the problems associated with each.

Poured Concrete Foundations

This foundation, made from seamlessly poured concrete, is a bit more popular than its block counterpart. A poured concrete foundation is good at resisting water pressure from the outside, which means your home is better protected against leaks. These are also pretty easy to waterproof, since the foundation is made of one solidified material.

Concrete Block Foundations

As the name implies, concrete block foundations are made of concrete or cinder blocks stacked together like bricks. 

Block foundations have mortar around every block making hundreds of joints, which can lead to leaking. Block is also susceptible to frost effect.

Stone Foundations

Also known as a Rubble Foundation

A stone foundation is usually built with an inner and outer stone and mortar wall. The space between the two walls is filled with rubble. Over the decades, the below grade outside wall, being exposed the water and dampness, sees the mortar disintegrate into dust.

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