CRUMBLING FOUNDATION? DRY OTTER PROVIDES LASTING FOUNDATION REPAIR IN CHARLOTTE, LAKE NORMAN, AND HICKORY, NC AREAS. There are numerous quotes that highlight the significance of foundations, drawing parallels to various aspects of life that hold similar importance. These quotes resonate because the foundation of a house truly plays a crucial role in establishing a sturdy structure. Dry Otter Waterproofing is a local, independent small business that has been in business for ten years, maintains an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau, has excellent Google reviews, and has a reputation for turning poor foundations, whether a crawl space or a basement, into what they should be: a solid base for your home. WHAT TYPE OF FOUNDATION DO I HAVE? There are three main types of foundations in our area.Basement: A basement is a section of a building that is either partially or entirely below ground level. They are typically constructed with walls and a floor, forming a separate area within the structure. Crawl Space: A crawl space refers to a shallow and typically unfinished area beneath a building that is accessible by crawling rather that walking upright. They usually have a dirt or concrete floor. They provide access to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. Slab: A slab refers to a flat, horizontal, and solid concrete or stone surface that serves as the foundation or base for a building. It is typically poured directly onto the ground, without any crawl space or basement beneath it. Slabs are commonly used in areas with stable soil conditions and in construction projects where a crawl space or basement is not necessary or desired. Dry Otter is equipped to waterproof both crawl spaces and basements, but not slabs. We also can repair certain foundation problems. SIGNS OF A BAD FOUNDATION: If you notice any of these signs in your house or foundation, it’s a great time to schedule repair. Bowing Basement WallsBowing basement walls are caused by water damage or soil expansion around your foundation. Cracked Basement WallsCracked Basement Walls can result from hydrostatic pressure and soil settlement, leading to fractures in the foundation. Cracks in DrywallDrywall cracks often occur as a consequence of the foundation settling. Windows StickWindows can stick shut when the foundations shifts and settles, causing misalignment and hindering smooth operation. Doors JamDoors jam when the the foundation undergoes movement or settlement, resulting in difficulty in opening and closing doors properly. Sagging and Bouncing FloorsFloors sag and bounce when the support beams are weakened by excessive moisture in the crawl space. Crawl Space Wood DamageWood in the crawlspace is damaged over time by moisture, mold, or the pests that live there when it is damp, such as termites. Damaged PiersThe soil under the piers and columns that hold up a home can be washed away be water coming through a crawl space. DRY OTTER PROVIDES PREMIUM FOUNDATION REPAIR Dry Otter specializes in delivering high-quality foundation repair services. With our prompt attention to foundation problems and the utilization of professional expertise, homeowners can effectively protect their property and ensure its long-term structural integrity. Basement Carbon Fiber Straps Crawl Space Wood Joist Repair Crawl Space Waterproofing Basement Waterproofing BENEFITS OF FOUNDATION REPAIR Investing in foundation repair offers numerous benefits, including: Structural IntegrityFoundation repair restores the structural stability of the building, preventing further deterioration and potential safety hazards. Peace of MindOur professional expertise and durable solutions offer reassurance, ensuring the long-term integrity and reliability of your foundation for years to come. Increased Property ValueA dry, well-maintained basement increases the square footage of your living space and enhances the overall value of your property. Improved FunctionalityOnce a foundation is repaired and waterproofed, windows are less likely to stick and doors are less likely to jam.