Why You Can’t Ignore Home Foundation Issues

Foundation issues often take homeowners by surprise, going undetected for a long time until they’ve worsened. However, after identifying them, many homeowners don’t realize the urgency of the situation, leaving brick foundation repair for another time. What could go wrong if you don’t immediately address foundation issues? A lot, actually.

Home Foundation Issues

Some of the problems you could face when you ignore foundation issues include:

  • Structural Damage – Your foundation is essentially the base of your home, so whatever happens to it will have a ripple effect throughout your property. Think walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows. There’s no telling how much structural damage you can face when you postpone foundation piering.
  • Insect Infestations – Insects like humid environments, thriving in cracks in foundations that harbor a lot of moisture. Over time, insects can be destructive, causing not just more structural problems but even leading to health risks for you and your family.
  • Mold and Mildew Growth – Similar to insects, mold and mildew like a lot of moisture, developing in every nook and cranny possible as long as conditions are favorable to their growth. They are unsightly and can contribute to poor indoor air quality.
  • Plumbing Issues – When foundations shift, they can damage pipes running along the walls of your home. This can result in issues directly and indirectly related to your plumbing, like poor water distribution and moisture damage in the areas surrounding your pipes.

Got foundation issues? Stratum Structural Systems is the expert to call for all your basement waterproofing requirements and foundation repair needs. With our experience, we are confident we can take care of all your concerns, guaranteeing the results you are looking for exactly. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (314) 620-8153 or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a FREE quote today!

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