If you are buying a preoccupied home here are some things to check for:
Water, Heavy Humidity, Mold in the Crawlspace or Basement
If there is standing water, wet walls, mold or heavy humidity, these could be signs of water intrusion. Water intrusion can lead to wood rot, cracked foundations and expensive repairs in the not so distant future. And mold can cause serious heath risks in some cases.
If there are stair step, vertical, or horizontal cracks on the outside of the foundation wall then it’s a sure sign that the footing under that wall has also cracked. The need for foundation stabilization is important, sometimes urgent, to prevent even further damage from being done during seasonal shifting of expandable clay.
Wet or Soggy Yards
If the yard is constantly soggy or wet, a yard drainage solution may be necessary to dry it out. Remember no amount of guttering and grading can keep a yard from getting wet when it rains! Our goal with yard drainage systems is to render a yard that’s ‘mow-able’ within 48 hours of a moderate to heavy rainfall.
If you observe any of these symptoms at the home you're buying, or a home inspection reveals them, contact us for a FREE inspection.
Buying an Existing Home?
Since 1994 Lindsley Waterproofing has been Making Homes Healthy by providing expert waterproofing services to homes and businesses in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. We can help you if you are in or are near Apex, Benson, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Franklinton, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Rolesville, Roxboro, Selma, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Wendell, Youngsville, Zebulon, North Carolina. We repair and prevent structural water damage provide for new & existing structures. Our guaranteed services include de-watering, foundation repair, structural repair, fixing foundation leaks, waterproofing, yard drainage, french drains, crawlspace conditioning, helical pier foundations and ensuring that we help you to create a healthy home.