Boston’s Finest Masonry is the leading South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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 South Boston, 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!
South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. South Boston, colloquially known as Southie, has undergone several demographic transformations since being annexed to the city of Boston in 1804. The neighborhood, once primarily farmland, is popularly known by its twentieth century identity as a working class Irish Catholic community. Throughout the twenty-first century, the neighborhood has become increasingly popular with millennial professionals.
Geographically, Dorchester Neck was an isthmus, a narrow strip of land that connected the mainland of the colonial settlement of Dorchester with Dorchester Heights. Landfill has since greatly increased the amount of land on the eastern side of the historical neck, and widened the connection to the mainland to the point that South Boston is no longer considered separate from it. South Boston gained an identity separate from Dorchester, but the two were annexed by Boston in pieces, from 1804 to 1870.
During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington placed a cannon on Dorchester Heights, thereby forcing the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776. The British evacuated Boston and Fort William and Mary for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fort William and Mary was replaced with a brick fortification known as Fort Independence. That fort was replaced by a granite fortification (bearing the same name) prior to the American Civil War, and still stands on Castle Island as a National Historic Landmark. Edgar Allan Poe was stationed at Castle Island for five months in 1827 and was inspired to write The Cask of Amontillado based on an early Castle Island legend.
During the 1970s, South Boston received national attention for its opposition to court-mandated school (de facto) desegregation by busing students to different neighborhoods.
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