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.
Your home’s foundation and basement are some of the most important parts of your home, even if they are hidden in plain sight. These portions of your home are responsible for maintaining your home’s stability and also act as an extra buffer of living space. As such, you want to keep them free of problems, especially moisture and hydrostatic pressure, so that your home remains safe and stable. In this… Continue Reading
Building foundations are especially vulnerable to water. So when moisture starts seeping into your foundation, this can affect the stability and safety of the entire structure. Remember that water can erode a foundation over time, so you have to act quickly and make sure any possible damage to your foundation is being prevented.
Foundations are often out of sight, so it’s easy to miss signs of problems or sometimes to completely forget about them. In this article, Stratum Structural Systems, one of the area’s top basement repair contractors, emphasizes the importance of foundation inspections. We also offer some tips on when you should call a professional to check your home’s foundation.