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Foundation, Basement, Concrete, and Crawl Space Repair in Trenton, NJ

Discover patented solutions for your home's foundation, basement, and crawl space. Groundworks addresses damp crawl spaces, settling foundations, and other concerns, ensuring your Trenton, NJ, home remains resilient against future challenges.

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Foundation, Basement, Crawl Space, and Concrete Repair in Trenton, NJ

Trenton, NJ, experiences wet weather throughout the year, with summer rainfall transitioning to winter snow. The sandy loam soil in the region readily absorbs this moisture, leading to saturation after heavy precipitation or snowmelt. Consequently, hydrostatic pressure against foundations and basements risks your home’s structural stability. Groundworks’ professionals have over 20 years of expertise in identifying problems and customizing repair plans to address the needs of homes in the New Jersey area. Contact us to learn more about our patented foundation solutions tailored to your Trenton, NJ, residence.

Solutions Offered in Trenton, 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:

Bowing Wall Repair

Our proven and warrantied wall anchor system repairs and stabilizes bowing foundation walls, addressing issues caused by soil pressure, such as leaning, bowing, and wall cracks. These structural concerns can compromise the stability of your Trenton home. Groundworks’ solutions restore strength and stability to basement walls, ensuring the integrity of your home’s structure.

Sticking Windows & Doors

If your windows or doors stick when you try to open or close them, it could be a sign of foundation settlement or sinking. These issues can arise from various factors, including loose backfill soil during construction, elevated humidity levels in the home, or structural inefficiencies within the basement or crawl space. Groundworks addresses these concerns with patented foundation repairs and helical, slab, or push piers to robustly support your foundation and restore functionality to doors and windows.

Foundation Wall Repair System

When your home exhibits structural issues like wall cracks, leaning or tilting walls, or uneven floors, it often indicates foundation failure. Our SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System straightens walls and prevents further structural damage over time, ensuring your NJ home’s long-term stability.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Water Damage

Basement moisture creates an ideal environment for mold growth and other issues. Prolonged water exposure can seep into your home’s foundation, compromising structural integrity and endangering your family’s health. Groundworks’ teams address basement moisture and water damage and provide customized solutions to mitigate the risks and prevent future damage.

BasementGutter™ Interior Drainage

Interior drainage systems ensure your Trenton, NJ, home remains moisture-free. Our patented BasementGutter™ interior drainage solution helps channel water out of the basement and away from your home. Flooding and water pooling near basement cove joints are a thing of the past with our comprehensive approach to basement waterproofing.

Basement Sump Pump

Basement sump pump installation eliminates the worry of basement flooding and water damage. Water infiltration is channeled to the interior drainage system and down to the sump pit where the float switch is triggered. This water drains away from your home through a discharge line, keeping your New Jersey home safe and dry.

Crawl Space Repair

Crawl Space Mold

Crawl space mold compromises your home’s indoor air quality and structural stability. When mold grows on organic matter within your crawl space, such as wooden floor joists or insulation, the spores travel up through your home due to the stack effect. This leads to respiratory issues, floor joist decay, and wood rot. Groundworks offers patented crawl space repairs that mitigate moisture and prevent mold for Trenton, NJ homeowners.

Crawl Space Wood Rot

Crawl spaces, typically constructed with wood, are susceptible to rot in damp or wet environments. Mold, thriving on organic materials like wood, initiates a fungal infection that accelerates decay. As the wood weakens, it compromises the structural integrity of crawl space support posts, resulting in bouncy or uneven floors. Groundworks provides superior solutions for crawl spaces, controlling moisture and preventing wood rot and structural damage.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation is a proven method for waterproofing and protecting your home. This process involves sealing the crawl space walls and floor with a durable vapor barrier, effectively preventing moisture intrusion from the surrounding soil. By implementing encapsulation, you safeguard your home against potential structural damage and mold growth caused by moisture buildup in the crawl space.

Concrete Lifting

Commercial Concrete Repair

PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting injections lift and stabilize uneven concrete slabs, including sidewalks, driveways, roadways, and warehouse floors for New Jersey’s commercial properties. This concrete lifting method utilizes a two-part eco-friendly polyurethane foam that expands to fill voids, lift slabs, and stabilize concrete, restoring various concrete structures.

Concrete Pool Deck Repair

If your pool deck is cracking, sinking, or settling, it may be time for a repair. Due to poorly backfilled soil during construction, the hydrostatic pressure of the water can cause issues with concrete slabs, making them uneven and cracked. Our innovative PolyRenewal™ foam injections lift and stabilize the concrete, ensuring a safely restored pool area.

Concrete Step Repair

Concrete steps endure daily wear and tear, which can lead to sinking and settling over time. If your Trenton home experiences these issues, consider PolyRenewal™ concrete lifting foam injections. With PolyRenewal™ lifting, your concrete steps are ready for use the same day, ensuring safety for your family without delay.

Common Solutions in Trenton, 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?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Crawl spaces are often neglected by homeowners. Basements at least often contain washing and drying machines and have sufficient space to be used for storage. Crawl spaces, however, are not places homeowners spend much of their time in. Even if you understand the importance of a sump pump in your crawl space, you might be wondering why you should encapsulate it in the first place. A basement you might understand, but what’s the point of applying white sheets to a crawl space you’ll never spend time in? Encapsulating your crawl space is more than just closing off your crawl space and making it look nice with white sheets. Those white sheets are actually vapor barriers that serve a very important purpose in the fight against humidity in your crawl space. Proper reflective insulation can also be installed along with the vapor barrier, even if your crawl space has already been insulated with another material. High quality reflective insulation like our patented thermal insulation panels makes sure that the warm crawl space air stays in the crawl space. This improves the energy efficiency in your home, reduces energy bills, and keeps the air in your home fresh at all times.

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.