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Murray, UT 84107

November 8, 2022

There are a few major reasons why concrete repair and restoration are vital concepts on many properties, and some of these relate directly to your home or building's foundation. Issues with concrete surfaces that are in the same area as your foundation, and especially with those that actually connect to it directly, can also impact the foundation itself, and vice versa. 

At Intermountain Coatings, we're happy to offer a wide range of coating and waterproofing solutions for many such surfaces, such as garage floors, patios and more. And while our services may be carried out with several goals depending on your needs, a desire to protect your foundation is one of the most common such reasons. With that in mind, this multi-part blog series will go through some of the many signs that your foundation might be damaged or dealing with growing issues -- allowing you to take steps like waterproofing and others to head off these problems before they become too significant. Here's a full rundown on the possible indicators of foundation damage.

Uneven Floors Inside

In some cases, one of the first signs of foundation damage might be a shift in your property's floors. If you notice areas where they droop or are more angled than others, this may indicate a problem that could be causing the structure on top to falter and move.

If you notice these issues inside, then it is time to call for an inspection by professionals who can determine the root cause of the problem. Once they've identified it, their next steps in many cases will be to waterproof the foundation and repair any damaged portions.

Cracks in Interior or Exterior Walls

Another very common issue with foundations is cracks in walls. By themselves, these usually aren't too much of an issue, and in fact many concrete surfaces can develop them. However, if you notice wide or multiple cracks forming in your property's walls, then it could be the result of a more serious foundation problem -- one that will only get worse over time without some intervention.

As mentioned above, many cases will call for water-resistant coatings to keep moisture from seeping into the foundation, which is a key part of preventing further cracking. Other solutions may include providing new support under the structure or reinforcing that particular area in other ways -- but you'll only know for sure once professionals have taken a look at it.

Stuck Doors or Windows

In other cases, a foundation issue might manifest itself in terms of a door or window not opening or closing properly. This is often due to some lack of support around the area, which can cause it and other parts of your property to shift over time. You'll have even worse problems if you leave this problem alone -- so get it checked out as soon as possible.

For more on some of the signs of foundation damage that may also lead to needs for waterproofing or concrete sealing in related areas, or to learn about any of our polyurea coatings or any other products or services we offer, speak to our team at Intermountain Coatings today.

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