Whether it's old concrete, post and pier, brick or block, or any combination, is what you will find on an old Portland house. Cracks, settling, spalling, and some wear and tear should be expected. Many of these issues are problematic and could worsen over time, but recognizing these problems early is key. There are many approaches to resolving a problem and M Leon Construction provides a number of solutions that will help you reach your main objectives.
Portland's combination of old concrete, hard clay soils, long rainy seasons, and hillsides, create a perfect recipe for a wet basement. Original foundation drains and rain drains clog up, break, or fail. M Leon Construction has 35 years of expertise in diagnosing the unique variables of each property and we are more interested in solving the problem to reach every homeowners' needs rather than selling the most expensive solution.
Water under the house has created major problems for homeowners in the Portland metro area and could result in a host of issues. Many times it's not practical to prevent water intrusion and therefore water evacuation is necessary. M Leon Construction proposes installing drain trenches in the crawlspace in order to prevent standing water and excess moisture.
Drainage/ French Drain
With so much precipitation in the Pacific Northwest, it is no wonder there are so many soggy yards, wet crawlspaces/basements, and backed up gutters. M Leon Construction specializes in installing french drain trenches to collect ground and surface water in order to redirect it to a legitimate termination point. We strive to leave each slope trench clean and wide for a long lasting solution.
Structural Dry-Rot Repair
Earth to wood contact, wood destroying insects, and water, can all cause damage to the structural lumber components of a house. Raising and supporting of the house for the removal and replacement of damaged lumber is just one aspect of structural rot repair. M leon construction has decades of experience and knowledge on how to approach each particular repair.