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How Standard Water Control Stabilizes Your Shifting Foundation Walls

Your home must have a strong and stable foundation. One common problem homeowners face is shifting foundation walls caused by water damage. Standard Water Control has a solution for this problem.

One of the main causes of shifting foundation walls is water damage. When water seeps into the soil around your foundation, it can cause the soil to expand and contract. This can put pressure on your foundation walls, causing them to shift and crack. A basement waterproofing system can help prevent this problem. But, what happens when your walls have already moved?

Along with our award winning  basement waterproofing systems, Standard Water Control uses carbon/kevlar straps by Fortress Systems to solve this problem. Carbon kevlar straps are made of a blend of carbon fibers and Kevlar that forms a strong composite material. 

They  prevent further damage and add overall support to the foundation. The straps are installed between the foundation footing and the truss system. The straps are also hidden behind drywall, so they don’t disrupt the aesthetics of your house.

It is crucial to keep an eye out for signs that your foundation walls are moving. 

– Doors and windows that don’t open or close correctly

– Cracks in your walls or ceilings

– Uneven flooring or sloping floors

– Gaps between walls and the ceiling or floor

If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to talk with Standard Water Control.