Far too often we are called into a recently purchased home to assess foundation damage. Most owners say they were aware of a crack, previous patch, or repair attempt, but didn’t get a foundation inspection. Countless times we have heard that the home inspector didn’t recommend anything. A home inspection is a great tool, and … Continue reading Home Inspections: The Buyer’s Most Valuable Asset
Watering a foundation can be an important part of your foundation maintenance plan. This is not a new innovation, but one that is often misunderstood, or misused. Expansive soils, such as clay, have the potential to expand in the wet seasons, and the potential to shrink in the dry seasons. For a home, both can … Continue reading Should You Water Your Foundation?
Gutters, downspouts, and their exit lines are an important part of site drainage and a healthy foundation. Although often overlooked, their role in storm drainage is one of importance. If rain water collects around a foundation, or basement wall, this moisture can seep into the block, filling them, and creating a basement leak. Another problem … Continue reading The Importance of Gutter System Maintenance