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Summer Foundation Inspection

By July 5, 2018May 22nd, 2019No Comments

It’s always a pleasure to see the last of the winter weather and to usher out the spring rainy season. We welcome summer with open arms, and look forward to backyard barbeques and family gatherings.  It’s important, however, to make sure that your home’s foundation hasn’t suffered from the fluctuating temperatures and added moisture in the soil over the last few months. Regular inspections of your home’s exterior and interior can help to catch small problems before they become big ones. There are several tell-tale signs that you need to call an expert for repair or replacement of your parging:

Cracks in the Foundation:  This may seem like an obvious sign, but it is often overlooked as “normal” wear and tear. Cracks can occur for many reasons:

  • Water damage
  • Uneven settling of the ground
  • Improperly applied or repaired parging

Regardless of the cause, cracked parging can allow water to permeate your foundation and lead to further deterioration of your exterior finishes. It’s also important to note that anytime the home’s foundation is compromised, there is the potential for water to seep into your walls. This can result in the growth of mold and mildew, and interior water damage as well.

Crumbling of the Parging:  If your parging is crumbling or flaking off, you need a professional to ensure that it’s doing its job. While parging does add a pleasant finish to your home, it also serves an important function in preventing damage to your home. Crumbling can occur as a result of simple aging, poor mixing of materials or improper application. Making sure that your mortar coating in good repair is crucial to maintaining your home’s structural integrity.

Settling:  Foundation damage isn’t always easy to spot. While inspecting a property we look for windows and doors that no longer close properly, cracks in interior walls, and buckling walkways or decks. These issues may mean that your foundation has settled or shifted – and that could require attention in order to prevent further problems down the road.

Professional Repair and Replacement

If your home’s foundation is showing any signs of disrepair it’s important to address it right away to prevent costly complications later on.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call for a consultation today. Trust the expert team at J and J Coatings for sound advice and quality workmanship that is second to none.