Springtime often is when homeowners decide to call a basement and foundation specialist to look at waterproofing issues. Do they know something you don’t? Not necessarily. The timing just happens to coincide with a season that sees an increase in rain in many regions as well as ground thawing, which produce saturated soil that presses […]
The appearance of cracks is unsettling – this is a point that many homeowners identify. Given that a house is one of the most expensive things that you can invest in, it is always disturbing to see cracks appear anywhere on the building.
What exacerbates the anxiety about cracks is that in most cases, homeowners are […]
The basement can cause many problems to your home. Basement systems are prone to water leaks, build-up of moisture, and problems if the foundation settles. This can lead to insect infestations, mold, mildew, and a host of other problems.
It is best to avoid these issues as much as possible. One way to do that is […]
Detecting and repairing foundation problems in your home can help you save a lot of money. This is because when you detect problems such as foundation cracks or wall bowing early, you are likely to contain the problem before it develops into a major issue that will require a lot of repair work. For instance, […]
If your home is located in an area that has high humidity, you are likely to have some problems keeping your crawlspace dry. Water can seep into the crawlspace through soil, via the various plumbing systems that are located within the crawlspace, or via the moisture that enters the crawlspace through the vents.
A damp crawlspace […]
Many homeowners invest in foundation repair and expect long-term results with little effort. While some repair solutions do not directly require regular maintenance, it doesn’t mean that you’re off the hook. If you want the best results from your repair solution for the long term, you’ll need to prevent further damage from occurring. This means […]
It is certainly a relief to have the rains back again after a long while. They come to refresh the earth and bring forth new life. However, with the rains also comes flooding. This can be a headache, especially for those with basements.
However, if you have a sump pump with a battery backup system, you […]
Wall Cracks – Structural or Water Problem?
Have you spotted wall cracks in your basement? Before you work yourself into a panic, it is important to note that there are several solutions available for repairing cracks. Many of these solutions are actually affordable. The solution chosen will depend on whether the cracks are structural […]
Foundation wall cracks are the most common source of seepage in basements. They should be dealt with as soon as they are noticed to prevent damage to your property as a result of water problems. However, this can prove to be a challenge when you have a finished basement. It can be difficult to determine […]
When people think of the causes of foundation damage, they often imagine that only big issues can result in significant damage. However, the reality is that many foundation issues are the result of little things that often go unnoticed. A good example is the clogging of the house gutters.
Gutters and downspouts make up the roof […]