At first glance, soil erosion on your property may seem harmless. However, what some homeowners don’t realize is that it can actually threaten their homes, especially the foundation. If left alone, soil erosion can allow water, earth and debris into your home. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent this. In this post, foundation piering experts from Stratum Structural Systems discuss the four different methods you… Continue Reading
As a homeowner, you can prevent significant damage to your home if you know how to detect early signs of problems. Stratum Structural Systems, the area’s trusted basement waterproofing and egress window specialist, shares some tips on how you can identify storm damage on your windows.
Home renovation is a complex and difficult process, but it can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience too. The key to having a positive experience with your remodeling project is organization. Work closely with your contractor so that you can create an efficient process and set priorities.
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.