A Hidden Leak Could be Damaging The Foundation of Your Home

A leak underneath your house is as bad as putting up the structure above a swampy ground without taking proper precautions. A leak that channels its waters to a foundation structurally weakens the foundation and as its common knowledge, this compromises the structural integrity of the entire building.

In most premises, the ground floor is mainly constituted of mass concrete with a light mesh of reinforcing steel bars. While it might look like as if it’s okay for water to percolate to the soil underneath, as time goes by, it becomes an issue of great concern. ADI Leak Detection Company will help you locate those leaks easily and hence prevent what would have been a very expensive affair of doing massive house repairs.

Water has a great force that can easily destroy natural and manmade elements. Sometimes the water that gets to the foundation is probably from deep down and maybe due to prolonged rains; this makes the water table levels of that place to rise.

If the soil in that area is what Engineers would technically refer to as ‘Black Cotton Soils’; this kind of soils easily expands when exposed to too much water and in the same way shrink when dry. These changes in volume would cause what is commonly known as ‘settlement’ of the structure above. These kind of movements can be catastrophic and cause irredeemable damages to the structure and maybe even death to the occupants.

ADI has a team of well trained and equipped Engineers that can help you maneuver around these problems. We have the right tools and equipment to detect leaks on walls and the foundation.

These soils have very poor drainage and retain water as a sponge would. Take a case scenario where such soils form the foundation soil. Even after absorbing so much water, their expansion is limited because of the presence of the foundation walls. A certain magnitude of pressure is built up around the foundation wall and it is only a matter of time. The foundation wall develops cracks which can easily allow for the superstructure to collapse. If you are caught up in such situations, don’t panic as we’re just a phone call away.  

Call us on 0333 200 5443. ADI team of professionals will come on site and assess the situation then decide the way forward. It is even better if you contact us for Leak Detection Services so that we offer a more holistic approach. As such, leaks on the foundation are detected and fixed well on time, As such, you’ll have saved on time and money you’d have used for future repairs. Talk to us today we are the real pros. 

We offer our services across the UK, including on weekends and public holidays. The foundation of your home is the main support to the other structures that are built on top. The last thing is a slow or active leak; the structural damage caused may cost you dearly.

By ADI Leak Detection

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