Denver Mudjacking Warns Some Sliding Slabs Do Not Cause Sinking Foundations
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Dave Roberts
As a Denver homeowner, there are often plenty of concerns, and a sinking or sliding home is a major one. There are a variety of issues that can cause the illusion of a sinking foundation; one such is sinking slabs around the house. Denver Mudjacking wants to eliminate the myth that concrete slabs around the home cause sinking. In most cases, these slabs are not attached to the foundation, thus they have no effect. It is like a magic trick, giving a frightening impression, while the reality is not truly serious.
The real cause of sinking foundations is often exterior porches, walks and patios located at the foundation. Often times they will begin to sink towards the foundation further, weakening the foundation itself. In the end, this causes water to leak into the basement or pool lower in the ground, doing further damage to the structure. Mold and mildew can begin on lower levels and work their way up, cracks will appear in the walls, all of which compromise the sanctity of the home.
There are less than reputable companies around Denver that will deceive us into thinking we need foundation repair, when it is unnecessary. Denver Mudjacking wants to dispel those myths, so we can protect our interests. If questionable cracks appear in the walls, or a moldy or mildew smell is detected, that is the point to become concerned. Sinking concerns can be reviewed by the professionals of Cascade Mudjacking at 303-840-4725. We will get to the bottom of any sliding slabs to ensure the home stays firmly where it belongs.