Whether you know it or not, crawl spaces are found under many different types of homes. Crawl spaces are especially common in rambler and split-level style homes, in historical properties, and under additions for sunrooms, kitchen expansions, and other home expansions. It is important to address issues in the crawl space as it can adversely affect the quality of
Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations. Find out the warning signs of foundation failure. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even render them unsafe. In any case, water is the basic culprit in the
Bulging floors, cracked walls, and doors that won’t close are all signs of foundation distress. Sixty percent of all homes built on expansive soils suffer from foundation distress. The problem occurs when only part of the foundation heaves or settles, causing cracks and other damage. This differential movement is largely caused by differences in soil
The summer is the best time to ensure that your waterproofing strategy is working effectively. You don’t want to be caught off guard when mother nature arrives. So here is a handy summer checklist to make sure your house is fully waterproofed: 1.) Check the interior and exterior of your foundation for any holes, cracks, or crumbling.
Homeowners often wonder how to identify the different signs of foundation problems. It’s definitely a good question to ask. Here’s why – the longer you wait to treat visible signs of damage, the more severe the damage can become. Left untreated, minor cracks and leaks can turn into serious structural issues that compromise the value
Your home is your number one most valuable investment – so it makes sense that maintaining your home’s structural integrity is a high priority. When the structural integrity of a house has been compromised, a variety of unpleasant problems can occur. But how can you tell the difference between normal wear and a problem that