Water Constitutes Single Greatest Threat To Home Foundation
Water Leaks and Drastic Changes in Soil Moisture a Threat to Home Foundations
The company urges homeowners to schedule a foundation inspection by a qualified inspector at the first sign of danger, and to be on the watch for water in a home to prevent the foundation problems before they occur. The company released an article recently detailing a few of the factors to watch for that can be caused by water damage: http://julianconstruction.com/water-a-foundations-worst-enemy/
Shawn Kyles, Julian Construction’s chief building inspector, stated: “Water is a leading cause of foundation damage and one of its worst enemies. It can ruin your foundation through interior moisture build-up and pooling. The water can come from many sources, such as broken pipes, appliances and clogged sinks or toilets. It can also enter your home through cracks, or gaps in windows or doors. If downspouts aren’t kept clean, water can build up on the roof and drip down the walls and into the basement. Once inside your home, it can cause the wood in crawl spaces to decay. It can also create an environment where mold can grow, which may lead to wood rot. A wet crawl space, or even one that smells musty, should be inspected immediately by a qualified foundation repairs professional to determine if there are any foundation problems.”
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, Inc., stated: “Our nearly 20 years of experience in the field as a foundation contractor has shown water to be the worst offender in damaging home foundations. More than any other threat to a foundation, water damage shows up again and again as the most common. There are so many ways for it to get into a home’s structure and some of them are not even widely known. We hope the information here helps make homeowners more aware of the danger from water damage on a home’s foundation.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/
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