Chances are you have already canceled a lot of plans or appointments you have already made to comply with social distancing. Now, if you’re anything like most Americans out there today, you are looking for ways to stay busy around the house.
Perhaps you are delving into a hobby or favorite activity. There is no doubt, however, that somewhere in the back of your mind are things you know of that need to be repaired around the house. Some things are not as important, like a children’s toy that could use new batteries, but others are much higher up on the priorities list.
The tasks we have in mind are those that will restore the structure of your home, such as a foundation repair or waterproofing system. These things are indeed very important for the health of your home. By taking some of the time you may have recently gained to prepare for those fixes and perform a foundation evaluation will prove to be a good investment.
Many homeowners are turning to gardening, landscaping, and renovations as a means of using their time productively. The team at Barrier Waterproofing Systems has provided the following advice for putting your time to good use making your home a better, safer place.
We start at the foundation. Ask these questions for a place to start:
- Have I noticed any cracks in the walls around the house, or stuck windows or doors?
- Have I seen any cracks in the concrete of my driveway, around my home, or in the walls of my basement or crawl space walls?
- Is there mold on the support beams, floor joists, or other structural frameworks of the home?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, the likelihood of your home suffering foundation damage is high. Foundation damage can occur for a number of reasons, but they all spell problems for your home. If you aren’t sure, go around the home and look for these signs wherever you can.
Although you probably don’t have the means to make these repairs yourself, you can gather as much information as possible. This information will do much good when given to a team of specialists, like our team at BWS. We can use it to help make the repair work more effective and directed.
Despite all of us being unsure of how long the social distancing may last, having done a foundation evaluation on your home can be one more thing you have crossed off your To-Do list. All that is left is to simply schedule an appointment!
To schedule an appointment with Barrier Waterproofing Systems, give us a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168. We specialize in performing a variety of crawl space and foundation evaluation work that will restore the integrity of your home.