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Meet Jane Evans

During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.

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A Homeowner's Resources For Foundation Repair And Maintenance

When it comes to taking great care of your home from both a structural and value point of view, you will need to understand some foundation repair and maintenance tips. Taking great care of your foundation allows your home to continuously thrive, while a bad foundation is the death knell for any structural property. If you want to be a responsible homeowner and master the upkeep of your foundation through the years, follow the points explained below. 

Heed The Warning Signs Of Potential Foundation Problems

If you want to keep your foundation in the best order, you will need to be mindful of some of the typical signs that your foundation is experiencing problems. One of the major signs is that you notice your doors having problem closing, or if they do close, they get jammed. Keep note of how easily or difficult your latch closes shut. Noticing large cracks in your walls is another indication that your foundation is experiencing issues. Further, if you are having problems closing or opening windows that you never had problems with before, or if you are noticing large scale cracks in your flooring, this is another indication of serious foundation issues that need to be addressed. 

Keep Your Moisture Levels Under Control

Moisture is one of the largest factors that come into play in terms of potential foundation damage. It is for that reason that you should be mindful of the amount of moisture that your soil absorbs, and should prevent it from becoming saturated. Improper moisture levels can lead to swelling and the degradation of your basement materials. If you are unsure about the moisture levels of your soil, you should call in a landscaping contractor who can give you the best indication of what you are dealing with.

Take Care Of Your Drainage Systems 

When your water is not allowed to drain properly, it all settles at the foundation, which leads to catastrophic results. For this reason, you should be sure that your plumbing fixtures are consistently working for you. It means that you should also clean your gutters thoroughly so that they are not backed up with storm water. If you develop any sort of leaks and back ups, make sure that you clean it up immediately so that it does not become a more serious issue. 

Keep these tips in mind and use them for the betterment of your foundation