Did you know foundation maintenance is key to the overall well-being of your home?
When a concrete foundation is poured, the area below grade boasts is protected by water membranes. The same can not be said for the areas seen above grade. Over time, the visible above-grade foundation deteriorates due to the harsh Canadian elements.
Homeowners should consider an annual audit of their above-grade foundation. Look for cracks, crumbling, peeling. Note changes in appearance, water entry points. These are all clues your foundation may need attention or repair. Cracks or holes can be sealed, and new parging can be applied. Water repellent coatings are also a valuable consideration, giving your above-grade foundation an improved layer of protection.
If you have questions or want a professional audit of your foundation, give the masonry team at BestCan Home Renovations a call. Our experts have been assisting homeowners and landlords with foundation maintenance in the Ottawa, Gatineau and Eastern Ontario region.