Boston’s Finest Masonry is the leading Mattapan, MA foundation crack repair company. For more than 25 years, our team of professionally trained, highly experienced, and certified foundation repair contractors have been improving the structural integrity of Suffolk County.
Using the most advanced technologies and proven strategies, we pinpoint the cause of foundation cracks and make the necessary repairs to correct them. We’ll deliver durable and long-lasting results, and for your confidence, all of our work is backed by a lifetime warranty. Let the foundation repair experts at Boston’s Finest Masonry protect your most valuable asset: your Suffolk County home.
Signs You Need Foundation Repair Services for Your Mattapan, MA Home
Of all of the different components of your Suffolk County home, the foundation is the most important. Not only does it support the entire house, but it provides insulation, and prevents moisture from getting in. Unfortunately, however, like every other part of your home, the foundation can become damaged. Shifting soil, poor drainage, plumbing leaks, and settling are just some of the factors that can cause a foundation to fail.
Foundation issues – even minor ones – are a big deal, as they can create a number of other problems for the rest of your Suffolk County home. To avoid more severe damage, major headaches, and exorbitant repair costs, being aware of the signs of foundation trouble is essential. If you notice any of the following issues, don’t delay; schedule an appointment with a Mattapan, MA foundation crack repair specialist right away!
Interior Wall Cracks
High humidity levels, water damage, and poor insulation are just some of the factors that can contribute to interior wall cracks; however, so can foundation issues. When the ground settles, the foundation that your Suffolk County house sits on can shift, which can lead to the formation of cracks in interior walls.
If you spot any cracks on the walls – particularly if they seem to start at the corners of window and door frames, and spread out in a diagonal or vertical fashion – you should definitely make calling a Mattapan, MA foundation crack repair specialist a priority.
Exterior Wall Cracks
While interior wall cracks can occur for a variety of reasons, exterior wall cracks are almost always the result of foundation failure. When the soil that surrounds your foundation shifts, your house will shift, too, and that shifting can cause cracks to develop along the exterior walls.
Wide vertical cracks are a sign that the walls are rotating as the foundation shifts. In brick exterior walls, cracks that resemble stairs indicate that the foundation is failing. No matter what material your exterior walls are made of, if they’re cracking, you need to call a Mattapan, MA foundation crack repair contractor.
Sagging and Uneven Floors
Does it seem like any of the floors in your Suffolk County home are sagging or uneven? If so, chances are that you’re going to need to invest in foundation repair. When a foundation shifts, the floors will shift with it, and that shifting can cause the floor to sag or become uneven. At first, the chance will be subtle and you may not see it or feel it underfoot.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get into the habit of inspecting the evenness of your floors. Place a ball on the floor in one corner and let it go; if it rolls across the room, contact a Mattapan, MA foundation crack repair contractor. The earlier the problem is detected and corrected, the better.
Contact Suffolk County’s Most Trusted Foundation Repair Company
If you’re experiencing any of the above-mentioned issues – or any other problems that you believe could be a sign that your foundation is failing – call Boston’s Finest Masonry. The team of expert technicians at our Mattapan, MA foundation repair company will perform a thorough assessment of your Suffolk County property, and if any problems are confirmed, they’ll make the necessary repairs. For more information or to schedule a consultation, dial 617-870-1477. With foundation repair services from Boston’s Finest Masonry, you’ll secure your biggest asset: your home!
Mattapan is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Historically a section of neighboring Dorchester, Mattapan became a part of Boston when Dorchester was annexed in 1870. Mattapan is the original Native American name for the Dorchester area, possibly meaning ‘a place to sit.’ As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 36,480, with the majority of its population immigrants.
Mattapan was named and first inhabited by Native Americans. Although humans are known to have inhabited eastern North America for at least 15,000 years, the presence of a continental ice sheet extending south to the level of Long Island and Cape Cod would have limited human habitation in Mattapan until the end of the last Ice Age, about 11,700 years ago. Sea level rise since then and disruption of soil layers from urban development in Boston limit the earliest confirmed settlements in the Mattapan area to the Woodland period beginning 2000 years ago, when the archaeological record attests to hunting, fishing, and shellfish gathering around the Neponset River and quarrying for stone points in the Blue Hills.
Mattapan was the name given by Massachusett Native Americans to an area north of the Neponset River, possibly meaning ‘a sitting down place’ related to mattappu or ‘he sits down.’ It fell within the area controlled by the Neponset sachem Chickatawbut at the time of contact with English explorers and settlers in the early seventeenth century. Although the Massachusett practiced a seasonally shifting settlement pattern, they have left a lasting impact on the layout of current day Mattapan in the form of footpaths that were adopted and eventually transformed into roadways by later settlers: Mattapan and Lower Mills were the main fords of the Neponset River prior to contact, and present day Adams St and River St connected Mattapan to fishing weirs at Lower Mills and the Muddy River outlet, while Squantum St and Central Ave in Milton connected it to shell fishing at Moswetuset Hummock and quarrying in the Blue Hills, respectively.
Dorchester was settled by English colonists in 1630 and a source from 1634 lists ‘Matampan’ as the Massachusett name for Dorchester. Virgin soil epidemics ravaged the Massachusett in the early 1600s, with smallpox killing Chickatawbut and a large portion of his 3000 warriors in 1633, after which his brother and successor as sachem, Cutshamekin sold large portions of Massachusett land along the Neponset River. Migration of Massachusett to praying towns in the mid-1600s and forced internment of Native Americans during King Philip’s War led to further declines in native influence on Mattapan, though later Massachusett sachems still held and sold title to lands in Dorchester.
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