Structural damage can be a nightmare for any property owner. It leads to costly repairs and creates potential safety hazards. Addressing it can become stressful and time-consuming. However, the longer you wait, the worse it gets. Taking a proactive approach can help you significantly reduce the risk of structural damage to your property. Because of this, we wanted to offer some tips to help you safeguard your investment and maintain a structurally sound building.
Regular maintenance is crucial to prevent structural damage. Keep an eye on your property’s condition. Regularly take a look at windows, doors, walls, and siding. Repair any damaged or deteriorating areas promptly to prevent moisture intrusion and maintain structural integrity. Contact a professional for help if you notice any signs of potential foundation trouble such as sticking windows and doors or cracks.
Install Proper Drainage Systems
One of the leading causes of foundation trouble is water. Water intrusion into the basement or crawl space and saturated soil can wreak havoc on a home’s foundation. Inspect your drainage system to ensure it directs water away from your home and clean the gutters regularly. Regularly inspect the roof for leaks and make prompt repairs to avoid future water intrusion.
If you have not installed waterproofing measures for your basement or crawl space, now is the time. Taking steps to install those systems before a problem arises will save you time, money, and stress down the line. There are multiple options available. A professional foundation specialist can install sump pumps, drainage systems, and encapsulation. The appropriate action will vary based on your home’s unique situation.
If you have any concerns about your home’s foundation, contact Virginia Foundation Solutions. Our experienced team will help address any structural problems you have to help safeguard your home and give you peace of mind.