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Basement, Foundation, & Crawl Space Repair in Camden, NJ

Camden, NJ, homeowners experience foundation challenges due to the city's weather and soil conditions. Groundworks offers patented solutions to safeguard your residence against foundation problems, ensuring long-term repair and safety.

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Foundation and Basement Repair in Camden, NJ

Camden, NJ, experiences diverse weather conditions throughout the year, including hot summers and cool winters. These elements and the area’s soil composition can jeopardize your home’s foundation, causing cracks, sinking sidewalks, bowing walls, and moisture damage. Groundworks understands these challenges and offers patented solutions to combat foundation, basement, and crawl space issues at their source.

Contact us for a free inspection and learn more about how to safeguard your Camden, NJ home.

Solutions Offered in Camden, NJ

Groundworks Experts Assess and Repair a Home Foundation

Foundation Repair

When problems with your home’s foundation arise, it can bring a variety of other issues along with it. Here’s how our specialized solutions can repair your home’s foundation to it’s original stability.

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Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing your basement is key to having a healthy environment in your home, as well as preventing problems in the future. Learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your basement.

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Crawl Space Repair

When it comes to the health of your home’s crawl space, there are many factors and problem signs at work. Knowing what the signs are could help you indicate that it’s time for repairs.

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Concrete Lifting

The stability and consistency of the concrete around your home is an important factor to it’s overall aesthetic and wellbeing. Here’s what you should know about the concrete lifting options for your home.

Groundworks Service Areas

Foundation Repair:

Sticking Windows & Doors

Sticking windows and doors in Camden, NJ, homes are often symptoms of underlying foundation or crawl space issues. These issues may result from factors like soil conditions, moisture infiltration, mold, wood rot, or settling and shifting of concrete slabs. Routine annual inspections are vital to maintaining the proper functionality of your New Jersey home.

Bowing Walls

Bowing walls indicate foundation trouble, potentially caused by loose soil or hydrostatic pressure from groundwater. Groundworks’ SettleStop IntelliBrace™ wall repair system stabilizes and restores foundation walls, preventing further deterioration and reinforcing walls to their original upright position. This approach ensures your Camden home’s long-term safety and stability.

Wall Anchors

We address foundation failure in Camden, NJ, homes with our robust wall anchors. Our proven method stabilizes walls affected by bowing, buckling, or inward movement, ensuring the stability and safety of your home with minimal disruption to the surrounding area.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Water Damage

Flooding, water pooling, and damage in basements are common issues that can lead to mold growth and structural damage. Groundworks offers comprehensive solutions, including interior drainage systems, vapor barriers, and sump pumps, to waterproof basements and protect homes from water infiltration and unhealthy consequences.

Basement Sump Pump System

Groundworks ‘ sump pump systems mitigate water intrusion in your Camden, NJ, basement. Our proven solution directs water away from your home, preventing flooding and ensuring a dry basement environment, even during heavy rainfall. By directing the water away from your home through a dedicated pathway, you can rest assured that water infiltration into your basement will no longer be a concern, preventing potential issues and ensuring a dry environment.

Dehumidifiers

Groundworks recommends installing a basement dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels and prevent moisture-related issues in your Camden, NJ, basement. Our systems remove excess moisture from the air, promoting a healthy indoor environment, improving air quality, and protecting against mold and mildew growth.

Crawl Space Repair

Crawl Space Flooding

If you’ve ventured into your crawl space and encountered pooling water and unwanted pests, know you’re not alone. Many homes in Camden, NJ, contend with damp crawl spaces and pests, leading to increased energy bills from uninsulated areas. These issues will persist until your crawl space is encapsulated correctly and waterproofed using proven and effective methods.

Crawl Space Waterproofing

Since the crawl space is an area that is rarely visited, it is essential to ensure it remains free from moisture that could cause damage to your home. Our specially designed crawl space interior drainage and sump pump solutions prevent water infiltration and associated problems. This guarantees your home remains safe and dry.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Open crawl space vents may jeopardize your home by permitting moisture condensation beneath your home. This moisture can cause elevated humidity, mold growth, mildew, musty odors, and pest infestations, risking your home’s environment and structural stability. Encapsulating your crawl space with a robust vapor barrier and functional vent covers ensures protection against moisture and humidity, maintaining a healthy, dry environment.

Concrete Lifting

Cracked Concrete Slabs

Cracks in concrete slabs can stem from various factors like soil erosion, foundation settlement, and moisture problems. While these cracks may initially be small, they can worsen over time, leading to uneven slabs, water pooling, and tripping hazards. Our PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting injection lifts concrete, potentially restoring slabs to their original upright position and ensuring stability.

Driveway Repair

If your concrete driveway is uneven, cracked, or settling, it may be time for concrete repairs. Damage is often caused by soil erosion, moisture seeping into the concrete, and an overflux of weight. Concrete lifting and slab stabilization using PolyRenewal™ foam injection is a cost-effective and efficient alternative to mudjacking and complete slab replacement, offering a quick lift and repair in only 20 minutes.

Sidewalk Repair

Cracked sidewalks and walkways settle due to daily wear and tear and other factors. When the soil beneath the slabs begins to erode, it can lead to cracks and shifting, which presents tripping hazards for pedestrians. Groundworks repairs cracked concrete sidewalks with our patented PolyRenewal™ foam injections to permanently lift and stabilize concrete slabs. Our solutions restore the safety of your Camden, NJ home.

Common Solutions in Camden, NJ

Mold on a wood joist in the crawlspace.

Mold in Crawl Space

Mold can be a huge problem in a crawl space. If you have mold in your crawl space, how can you make the situation better for your home?

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Basement Sump Pump

Water leaking into your basement can be a real pain to deal with. What is the most effective solution for keeping your basement clean and dry?

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Dehumidifier

Preserve indoor air quality and prevent mold and wood rot with our basement air systems.

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Wall Anchors

Wall anchors can help strengthen your foundation so it doesn’t fail. What can you get out of wall anchors in your home overall?

We get it right the first time around.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Soil erosion is defined as a natural occurring process in which soil wears away due to an external factor. Soil erosion is extremely detrimental to your property because it displaces the soil that is supposed to be holding up your home. Without the soil, your foundation is at the mercy of any extra weight, pressure, or movement that comes from within or outside your home. Soil erosion can cause settling, ruin the way water flows through your property, and allow for the over-saturation of soil. All in all, it’s a pretty disruptive occurrence for a homeowner.

The word “hydro” means water and “static” is a synonym for still or steady. The term hydrostatic pressure perfectly illustrates the effects still groundwater has on your foundation and why it is so important to keep an eye out for it. Hydrostatic pressure is something you might not know you need to watch out for as a homeowner, but once you know about it, you’ll be more vigilant. It’s the kind of problem that many don’t think about until it affects their foundation significantly. Knowing what it is and what it does to your basement walls will allow you to understand why your walls are bowing and what the correct action to take is.

If you’re looking for the best way to lift your settled concrete slab, look no further than polyurethane injections. This concrete lifting system utilizes polyurethane foam to lift concrete back into place. Small holes are drilled into the concrete in order to inject the polyurethane foam until there’s enough under the slab to lift and support it. This is a modern, innovative approach to concrete lifting that solves every problem associated with traditional methods. What makes this method so great is all about what the material is made with. Mudjacking, the traditional method of concrete lifting, consists of pumping a cement slurry under the concrete to lift the slab. However, because of how heavy and rough the cement is, it puts pressure on the soil below, increasing the chances of displacement and settling. The cement is also too rough to properly fill the gap under the slab, so some parts remain unsupported after the job is done. Mudjacking is also rather tedious because it can take hours for the work to be completed and you still need to wait hours more for the cement to cure before putting any pressure on the slab. Polyurethane foam eliminates all those inconveniences.

Having a beautiful, healthy tree growing on your property makes your yard look interesting and visually pleasing. However, there’s a good chance that your tree is ruining your foundation and causing those pesky leaks in your basement or crawl space. Many homeowners misunderstand how a tree is able to do so much damage and believe that the tree roots themselves are the issue when it’s actually the soil. Like most problems pertaining to foundation damage, expansive soils are the culprits, not the tree roots. The characteristics of clay soils make it so trees encourage shrink-swell capacities and soil displacement.

Let’s say your basement is extremely humid, but it doesn’t experience any kind of flooding. Does humidity harm your basement as much as water does? After all, if the only thing wrong with your basement is stuffy, damp air, how much harm can it do? The truth is, humidity is not only harmful for your basement, it’s also indicative of problems that will eventually cause harm. Part of the reason it’s such a significant problem in the first place is because most of its consequences aren’t felt until the damage is severe. Where there is excessive humidity, there is mold. Mold growth in your basement harms both you and your home’s structure. Because of the stack effect, the air in your basement rises in your home, including any existing fungal spores. Long-term exposure to mold triggers allergies and causes permanent harm to the respiratory system. Humidity also encourages pests to make a nest out of your basement, further increasing the risk of illness.

As a homeowner, knowing how to spot foundation settling is the most important thing you can learn. When a foundation is settling, a chunk of the foundation is literally tearing itself away from the house as it settles against unstable soil. As you can imagine, this has a profound effect on the rest of the home’s structure. Settling can be solved with a variety of foundation repair solutions, but you need to be able to catch the problem before it gets too severe. Many settling problem signs disguise themselves as isolated issues early on, so if you have even one of these problems, contact your local foundation repair company for an inspection. Jammed doors and windows are a typical sign of settling. Because a part of the house is falling to one side, doors and window frames become warped and are unable to function properly. Another sign of settling is cracks along the walls, though cracks on tile flooring can also occur if you have a slab foundation. An increased amount of basement flooding is another good indicator since a broken foundation means groundwater has better access into your home. Be wary of flooding that occurs in April, Camden’s rainiest month, since this indicates your foundation cannot withstand extra soil saturation.