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Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

After owning the same house for more than 20 years, it came time to decide whether to sell the home or fix it up. And after weeks of contemplation, I realized that I just was not ready to close the door on all the memories held in the home. But I also didn't want to live in a shabby old house anymore. So, I decided to do get involved with some restoration projects – the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room were all updated, as well as the roof. I also redesigned the entire property's landscape to give it a brand new look. Now that everything is complete, I miss the process! So, I thought I would relive some of my favorite projects by sharing ideas, tips, and tricks for renovation that might interest you. Hopefully you'll find the things I have to share inspiring and encouraging.


Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

Foundation Repairs To Keep Your Home Dry And The Structure Sound

by Jonathan Lucas

The foundation of your home is an area where many different problems start. Issues with poor drainage, failing waterproofing, and moisture can lead to damage. Sometimes, the damage can be due to settling, or it can be due to cracks from the stress of static water pressure. The following foundation repairs will help you keep your home dry and the structure sound:

  • Repairing Cracks in Foundation Walls—Cracking in foundation walls occurs when there is static water pressure. There are a lot of things that can cause issues with cracks that can lead to serious problems with structural damage and water problems. Therefore, the cracks in foundation walls need to be repaired quickly before they become serious problems that are costlier to repair. When the cracks in foundation walls are repaired, they need to be done correctly with a bonding material that joins the crack back together. In addition, cracked foundation repairs will need to be inspected regularly to ensure they do not fail.
  • Dealing with Settling and Structural Damage—Sometimes, settling can cause serious damage to the foundation and structure. Therefore, you will need to correct the issues with settling damage that affects the foundation and other areas of your home. These problems are common in softer soils and can be corrected using pier jacking and soil grouting techniques to support the failing structure. When areas that have settled are jacked up to where they were, permanent piers are driven into the soil to support the loads and prevent future settling problems.
  • Stopping Erosion That Is Causing Foundation Problems—Erosion is also a major cause of damage to foundations. This often causes the supporting soil of the foundation to be washed away, which can lead to serious structural problems that are going to need to be repaired. When the soil that has been lost is replaced, erosion prevention is needed with landscaping and techniques like soil grouting to prevent movement from happening again.
  • Repairing Failing Waterproofing that Causes Water Issues—The waterproofing system also needs to be inspected when doing repairs to your foundation. This is a problem that is caused by stress, wear, and structural damage to your foundation. Therefore, when the structural repairs are done to the foundation, additional repairs and updates to the foundation waterproofing system may also be needed.

These foundation repairs are some of the things that you may need to have done to your home to protect it from serious damage. If you need help getting repairs done to your home, contact a foundation repair service to help put a stop to these problems.