Concrete foundations are generally strong and durable. In fact, they can remain intact for several decades without requiring repairs or modifications. However, this depends on a number of variables, such as the geology of the site where the home was built, the local weather patterns and the quality of maintenance a foundation has received through the years.
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:
When your basement develops a problem leak there are many potential solutions to keep the interior of your home safe and dry. One of the potential options is the use of French drains to move water away from the foundation and out of the home.