Reynolds Contracting offers residential and small commercial contracting services, including earthwork, excavation, and foundation repair. As the AB Chance certified dealer in Central Virginia, we see many foundation problems that could have been prevented. The Chance foundation repair system is designed to solve existing issues, as well as prevent future problems. We specialize in both, but particularly love foundation repair prevention because it saves our clients money and avoids frustrations down the road.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units are a great invention, and are one of the wonderful modern conveniences that keep us living at comfortable temperatures year round. But these systems produce condensation that is not always properly drained. This area of concern is often overlooked by homeowners and builders alike. Condensation is usually directed through condensate pipes. These pipes take the condensation from the HVAC unit to the exterior of your home. The problem begins when the pipes dump water directly at the foundation of your home. Water collects and damages the foundation, leading to cracks, settlement, and leaks.
To avoid this problem, we advise homeowners to lengthen these pipes to carry and distribute water farther away from the base of the house. On a recent project, we connected the condensate pipes to new downspout drainpipes that we were installing. Surprisingly, these condensate pipes distribute an enormous amount of water. Dumping all of that water at the base of your home is THE biggest contributing factor in foundation problems. In one particular situation a few years ago, we addressed condensate pipes that were improperly directed. The foundation damage led to a critical repair – costing over $20,000. If this problem had been prevented, the price of a few more feet of pipe would have saved thousands of dollars!
We always want to help homeowners prevent these costly repairs. Our team provides meaningful advice and thoughtful estimates with your top concerns in mind, including cost savings and protecting your investment in your home. Through foundation repair prevention, we hope to eliminate devastating damage and headache for you. Contact us 434-293-6724 for an estimate today!