Chicago is the third most populated city in the US. The seat of Cook County in Illinois, its metropolitan area is sometimes referred to as Chicagoland and is a cultural hub that has been a significant contributor to music, visual arts, film, theater and more.
Being a large city, with thousands of homes, it can’t be avoided that there are a number of homes with foundation problems – especially backfill damaged foundations.
When homes are built, holes are dug at the site where the foundation is set up. When the foundation is standing, the hole must be filled, and this is what they call “backfill.” However, especially given the tricky nature of Chicago soil (a combination of clay, which can be too wet to construct on, and repeated filling that includes debris), backfill problems can be a more common problem than you think.
A home with backfill problems can damage the foundation, and in turn, cause damage to the home itself. As the foundation, a house relies on its integrity and sturdiness so that it won’t crumble and fall apart.
Solutions to Backfill Damaged Foundations
If your home is suffering from a backfill damaged foundation, call a Perma-Seal professional today. A professional can assess the damage and apply the necessary repairs. A professional can also make sure the problem doesn’t repeat itself as well as double check for other issues that you might not have noticed.
Foundation repair should not be handled by inexperienced workmen and amateurs, so be sure a Perma-Seal professional is consulted and present before you attempt any DIY solutions on your own.
Benefits to Chicago Homeowners
A home without a sturdy foundation is a home not fit for living. A home that’s repaired of its backfill damaged foundations will ensure that your house will stand sturdy for many years to come. Also, the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is safe in your home cannot be quantified.
Keep your home standing and your family safe. Call a Perma-Seal professional today.