Are you familiar with efflorescence? This is a common issue in concrete and masonry block foundations. It has a white or greyish tint and consists of salt deposits left behind when water evaporates. Although it is simply salt that can be easily removed with removers and other cleaning hacks, if gone untreated can cause deterioration. If you’ve ever seen a chalky, white powder on your basement walls, here’s a guide… Continue Reading
Although water is considered the most essential element in the world, it is apparently the enemy of most house foundations. Experts suggest that regardless of its amount, every foundation issue has something to do with water. We’ll delve into this matter more to help you avoid costly foundation repairs in the future.
At first glance, roofing, basement waterproofing and plumbing fixes seem like great projects to DIY especially if you have the tools for it. However, because of their complexity, like foundation repairs, it is still difficult to achieve. The dilemma is, you are likely to cause more damage due to the lack of knowledge and experience. Here are more reasons to convince you to call a trained professional instead:
Most homeowners understand that their home’s number one natural enemy is water damage. Heavy downpours that are common during spring can spell a lot of trouble for your home, especially if it isn’t well-maintained. From leaky roofs to damaged basement waterproofing, there are really a lot of things that can go wrong if you do not stay on top of things. In today’s article, we explain why heavy rains during spring… Continue Reading
Moisture is a common source of problems for any part of your home. It adversely affects your roof, windows, doors, and even your home’s concrete foundation. If water finds its way into your home’s foundation, it could erode the concrete and compromise your home’s safety and structural integrity. In this post, your foundation repair expert, Stratum Structural Systems, shares why concrete foundation waterproofing is important, and how you can go about it…. Continue Reading