Three Home Foundation Types

A-Proseal Provides Cracked Foundation Repair for All Types

Every home is built on a foundation. However various factors such as the type of house, the location, soil, climate, and budget can determine the kind of foundation on which your home is built. There are three main foundation types: full basement, crawlspace, or slab-on-grade. No matter what type your foundation is, A-Proseal will help with any cracked foundation repair and waterproofing your home needs.

Full Basement Foundations

As the deepest of the three main foundations, a full basement takes up 100% of the floor space of the above level and is at least six feet in height. The main advantage of this foundation type is that it can double your home’s floor space, should you choose to have the basement finished off. Full basements are in need of cracked foundation repair at the first sign of damage, as the damage could be detrimental to your belongings in the event you are utilizing your basement to its fullest.

Crawlspace Foundations

A crawlspace foundation elevates the home a few feet higher than ground level. This is a favorite foundation style for homes in the southern states, as the soil and climate tend to be damper than those of the north. Crawlspaces are usually vented from the outside, but moisture and condensation can cause mold, and your home will be in need of cracked foundation repair before a significant issue arises.

Slab-on-Grade Foundations

Slab-on-grade foundations are relatively less expensive than full basements and crawlspaces. The grade refers to the ground-level and “slab” applies to the concrete pad that rests underneath the home. These foundations are most commonly used in areas where the ground does not freeze and thaw, eliminating the need for extensive cracked foundation repair.

At A-Proseal Basement Waterproofing, our experienced professionals provide exceptional cracked foundation repair services in Island Lake, Illinois, and the surrounding areas. No matter what type of foundation your home is built on, we will ensure that it is entirely repaired to the highest standard. If your home is in need of foundation repair, give us a call today at (847) 525-7394 to schedule a consultation with us.