Dampness & Wall Coatings – Many basements, though they don’t leak, are damp and uncomfortable. The first step is to fix any active leaks that exist. The next step is to determine the cause of the dampness and a proper solution.
Floor Level Seepage – Seepage can be caused by lack of footing drains, improper installation, and depletion through silt build-up of existing drain capacity. These can be addressed with system repair or replacement to correct the trenching and drainage.
Wall Leaks – Wall leaks, especially in poured concrete walls, generally occur around poorly sealed openings in the foundation or through cracks and/or seams.
Wall Cracks & Seams – Wall cracks are caused by settling or improper back filling of a foundation. Wall seams and cold pours are caused by pouring a wall in sections or stages. Honeycombing is caused by improperly mixed concrete and appears as porous areas on a wall. These types of leaks usually leave a stain on the wall and tend to leak most near the floor due to greater pressure. With frequent close observation you should be able to determine whether or not these are causing seepage into the basement.
Hatchways – Hatchways probably pose a greater variety of problems than any other area of a home or building. Hatchway leaks can occur at the wall, seams, or at the floor.
Windows & Window Wells – Basement window wells that fill with water can leak a substantial amount of water into a basement in a very short time. If you suspect a window is the problem you can often find a horizontal line of dirt/debris on the window well, frame, and/or glass. Water will usually build up in the window well before leaking and leave this line. You can also make a heavy chalk line on the basement wall under the window and if water leaks in and runs down the wall it will leave streaks.
Chimneys – The basic problems with water occur in the area of the chimney cleanouts, hearths, and in the firebox.
Crack Injection – Another method of foundation crack repair is crack injection. This can typically be done on all sizes and types of cracks, with different materials being used for structural versus solely leak repair.
Foundation & Concrete Repair – We have the tools, know-how, and experience to provide the prescribed fix to foundation cracks. We have repaired many foundations over the years, and the engineers sign off on our repairs. We have had zero complaints about our repairs, only overjoyed homeowners who are glad that they found us!
Site Services – Eastern offers the full gamut of site services including: excavating, grading, sewer, septic systems, water and fire connections, footings, foundations, and flat concrete work. Eastern has the know-how, experience, licensing, and equipment to handle anything from residential garages to full multi-unit developments.