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
Most homeowners understand that their home’s number one natural enemy is water damage. Heavy downpours that are common during spring can spell a lot of trouble for your home, especially if it isn’t well-maintained. From leaky roofs to damaged basement waterproofing, there are really a lot of things that can go wrong if you do not stay on top of things. In today’s article, we explain why heavy rains during spring… Continue Reading
Many homeowners are worried about their uneven or sinking driveways. Different things can trigger this problem, meaning it can still occur with proper maintenance. If you have noticed that your driveway is no longer even, it’s best to have it checked by a professional.
Moisture is a common source of problems for any part of your home. It adversely affects your roof, windows, doors, and even your home’s concrete foundation. If water finds its way into your home’s foundation, it could erode the concrete and compromise your home’s safety and structural integrity. In this post, your foundation repair expert, Stratum Structural Systems, shares why concrete foundation waterproofing is important, and how you can go about it…. Continue Reading