How to Fix Structural Foundation Problems. Roy and Lou talk about different structural damage in your foundation and how to fix the issues.
Perma-Seal News and Information
Whether living in a bungalow in Lincoln Square or a split-level home in Des Plaines, many Chicago-area homeowners find that when the weather breaks, they begin to see past the dark, damp clutter of their unfinished basements to recognize the potential value of the extra space. They want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living and even entertainment purposes.
But they also know that finishing a basement is no small project.
The trick is to do a bit of prep work and avoid jumping right into the remodeling portion of the project. Here are five things you should consider doing before you finish your basement.
For over 33 years, Perma-Seal has been focused on continual improvement and doing the right thing for our Clients, Tribe, Partners and Community. When we were contacted by Schools Count Corp. and heard about their mission to help Chicago schools and students in areas of poverty, we were happy to lend a hand.
Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Schools Count Corp. has been helping people in various parts of the country that have suffered through floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other similar events. Three years ago, they decided to make a “man-made” relief effort in the city of Chicago by delivering school supplies, winter coats, music instruments and even sporting equipment to schools in need.
The extremely dry weather we are experiencing causes the ground to crack, move or even sink, which could damage your home's foundation! If you have cracks in your foundation or you're seeing gaps under your cabinets or baseboards, schedule an estimate today!
This year's drought did more than damage crops. Many Chicagoland homes have been left with structural foundation damage.
You should be on the lookout for cracks in your brickwork, walls and ceilings, and you may even notice that your floors are uneven. These are symptoms that can indicate structural issues. But you should also be aware that if your doors and windows aren't functioning properly, it's very important to determine the root of the problem before having them replaced. If you have structural problems, new window and doors will end up behaving just like the old ones.