The last thing you want is to have problems with the foundation of your home—it’s something homeowners take for granted, assuming the foundation will always be fine and never need repairs. However, that’s simply not the case. Over time, thanks to moisture, pressure, settlement, temperature changes, drying and shrinkage, which are all significant factors in Manitoba’s climate, your home’s foundation may move, crack, deflect or settle, all resulting in water being able to make its way into the basement of your home.
Preventative Measures: What Can Homeowners Do?
While many of the factors that put stress and strain on a building’s foundation have to do with weather, environment and the effects of time, there are some factors that you, as the homeowner, can take steps to prevent. For example, make sure that your gutters and downspouts are properly draining water away from the building. Don’t plant shrubs, bushes or trees too close to the foundation, as they can negatively impact natural run-off. Have any cracks repaired promptly. Ensure drains/weeping tiles/sump pumps are all functioning correctly. Cumulatively, problems with these things can have a significant negative impact on your foundation.
Let Talon Construction Handle Your Home’s Foundation Repairs
The Talon Construction team knows that it’s stressful to have foundation problems, and that’s why we work hard to take care of the problem quickly and effectively. We’ll carefully inspect your home to determine what exactly the problem is and make sure you understand the steps we’re proposing to mitigate that problem. After you approve the plan, we’ll complete the repairs so you can get back to the pleasures of everyday life.