Installing egress windows is a requirement that homeowners must meet if they want to turn their basement into a spare room or an extra living space. After all, it not only allows natural light into your basement but it’s also a good escape route in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, if you have an egress window, it’s possible for the window well to be filled with water during a… Continue Reading
The spring season can bring some strong storms with it. When that happens, it’s possible for your basement to become flooded with rainwater. One way you can prevent this from happening is by ensuring your sump pump is in working order. Read on as foundation repair pros Stratum Structural Systems lists the five ways you can get your sump pump ready this spring season.
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.