With the holidays upon us, now is the perfect time to make sure your basement and foundation are in good condition. What do the holidays have to do with your foundation you may ask? Well, if you are like most families your holiday decorations are probably in boxes or rubber bins and stacked against a wall in the basement. With your holiday décor stored away for a year… Continue Reading
Any issues with your home’s foundation should never be taken lightly. Repairs must be done promptly to avoid further damage to your property.
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