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
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
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.
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.