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.
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.
Winter exposes your home to extreme weather, and sometimes the effects of it can reach your foundation. Some signs of foundation damage include a constantly jammed door, cracked doorways, and windows that stick or won’t close completely. Also, if you notice cracks in vinyl or ceramic tiles that are installed over a concrete floor, these may indicate a problem with your foundation.
Many causes of foundation problems can be easily overlooked. By knowing what these are, you’ll be able to identify and prevent them from damaging your home’s foundation. In this article, basement waterproofing expert Stratum Structural Systems shares some areas you should check to ensure your foundation is safe from potential risk of damage.