Containing high amounts of absorptive clay, expansive soils are present in many areas of the country. A type of soil that shrinks and cracks when it dries out, they prevent water from passing through. According to brick foundation repair experts, building a home on expansive soils poses challenges, like cracked or bowed concrete foundation walls. Why Expansive Clay Soils Cause Bowing Walls and Foundation Problems Cracked and buckled walls are… Continue Reading
Sidewalk cracks and unevenness is a problem that you can face on your daily walk back to your home or on the way to work. According to concrete leveling and foundation repair pros, uneven sidewalks occur when the soil beneath the sidewalk isn’t properly compacted, allowing ice and moisture to form beneath its surface and cause it to expand as it freezes. This lifts and cracks the concrete and while… Continue Reading
It’s no secret that a home can easily be flooded especially during storms. Unfortunately for many homeowners, this can cause a whole host of issues for them. After all, your furniture could be damaged, plus mold and mildew can easily develop in your home. Thankfully, there is an easy way to prevent your home from being affected by water: waterproofing.
Unexpected issues aren’t fun to deal with for any homeowner. Unfortunately, they do happen and one of the unexpected issues that can be difficult to handle is a basement flooding. However, if your basement was flooded, it’s vital that you keep calm and look at the situation with a level head. To help you out, foundation repair experts Stratum Structural Systems list the eight things you can do if your basement was… Continue Reading
Winter exposes your home to extreme weather, and sometimes the effects of it can reach your foundation. Some signs of foundation damage include a constantly jammed door, cracked doorways, and windows that stick or won’t close completely. Also, if you notice cracks in vinyl or ceramic tiles that are installed over a concrete floor, these may indicate a problem with your foundation.