Basement windows encounter a particularly unique set of challenges when the rainy season comes. Most of these openings are at ground level, making them more prone to water entering through the frames, flooding the basement and possibly displacing some of the soil around your foundation piering. Window wells are an effective solution to prevent rainwater from leaking into the basement but there are a few common issues that homeowners face… Continue Reading
Setting up an office or a bedroom in your basement is a great way to maximize space in an increasingly cramped home, but basement-level living spaces have certain drawbacks. For one thing, water in the soil surrounding the basement puts constant pressure on the basement walls; eventually, water might find its way and seep through cracks.
Basements are a great way to add living spaces to a cramped home, but if you’re planning to set up an office or a bedroom there, you’ll need to install an egress window. Egress windows function as a means of escape for you and your family and an entry point for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency.
It may not be noticeable, but most houses do settle over time, which can either be caused by the house’s structure, or your home may have foundation issues. Settling is a slow process, but it doesn’t mean you should take your time or just ignore it. Foundation repair contractor Stratum Structural Systems shares the signs that may indicate problems with your home’s foundations.
Mold thrives in basements and other areas where moisture can get trapped because there’s less exposure to sunlight. Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of and prevent mold growth. Basement repair contractors Stratum Structural Systems take an in-depth look at the things you can do to prevent mold growth.