Waterproof Your Foundation Now to Avoid Dealing With Flood Damage Later

Written by PermaDry on . Posted in Foundation Cracks, Water Damage Prevention

Recently, Seattle and Tacoma residents and officials watched helplessly as torrential rains caused flooding in many neighborhoods. Parts of Washington saw rain and snow totals that were 200 to 600 percent over normal precipitation amounts. The fact is, homes all over the state are at risk of or already suffering flood damage.

Additionally, due to the increased chance of flooding in coastal areas across the US, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has redrawn flood maps. FEMA recently raised the base flood elevations in the Tacoma area by several feet, meaning a new area of homes along Washington’s shoreline are expected to be vulnerable to intermittent flooding.

No matter where you live in Washington, climate extremes and flood-plain changes are your signal to act now to flood-proof your home.

10 Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off

Written by PermaDry on . Posted in Foundation Cracks, Waterproofing your basement

A home is one of the largest investment people make in their lives. You should invest time and money into your home to prevent costly repairs down the line. Here are 10 home repairs that you really can’t afford to ignore.

1. Protect Your Foundation

A crack in the foundation can threaten your home’s structure and value. If your doors aren’t shutting like they used to, that’s a good sign your foundation may have moved. Inspect the foundation along the

Foundation Crack Repair In Seattle / Tacoma

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Foundation Crack Repairs

In the greater Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue area, foundation wall cracks are common. Fixing them to never leak again is not as easy as slapping concrete on the inside wall.  Leaking walls can form for a variety of reasons and come from a verity of sources and not all repairs are the same or as reliable.

Wall cracks typically form when there is stress on the concrete foundation wall. Either shifts in the earth that cause the house to move or settle ever so slightly, around the bottom corners of windows, or in drop down foundations built into hill slopes.

Rock pockets (clumps of stone and rock that can run horizontally across a wall) existed when the foundation wall was built, but it was a

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