In addition to our waterproofing and foundation repair services, we have a number of specialty services intended to help homeowners repair problems caused by some of the problems normal homes face.
One of the earliest signs of structural or foundation probems is drywall damage, whether that is cracks at door or window frames or bowing walls. After we have completed one of our repairs, such as foundation piering to remove the cause of the cracks, we can provide you with professional wall replacement so it'll be like the problem never existed.
Sill Plate Replacement
Sill plates sit where your foundation meets the framing of your home. Sill plate rotting is a common occurrence in older homes, and many can be replaced. The sill plate is a good place to start looking if you believe your foundation wall is bowing in. The sill plate can likely move or be damaged by foundation movement. Our trained inspectors look for sill plate damage to determine if your foundation wall has moved.
Band Board Inspection
The band board is a good place to start looking if you believe your foundation wall is bowing in. The band board can likely move or be damaged by foundation movement. Our trained inspectors look for band board movement to determine if your foundation wall has moved.
Street Creep Repair
Street Creep occurs as a result of the movement and expansion of concrete streets. Extreme pressure pushes the concrete street against the driveway, into the home’s foundation causing cracks in foundation walls. We have a designed repair that provides support for incurred damage and prevents the structure from being damaged further.
Egress windows (or doors) are required in every livable space. An egress window must be large enough to allow safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency.
Egress window requirements:
- Minimum width of opening: 20 in.
- Minimum height of opening: 24 in.
- Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor)
- Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in.
Egress Window Wells:
- The egress well must not interfere with the egress window fully opening.
- The distance from the egress window to the back of the Egress well must be at least 36”
- The minimum area of the egress well must be 9 square feet.
Quality Waterproofing offers two solutions:
RockWell egress window wells have a stone texture that truly looks and feels like real stone, adding great curb appeal and an aesthetically pleasing view from both inside the house and outside. RockWell wells allow for more natural light and ventilation into an otherwise dark and drab basement.
Metal wells from Precise Forms is a less expensive alternative with a similar function.
If you have any of these problems or are concerned you may have them in the future, get in contact with Quality Waterproofing. Free estimates are available!
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