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Wet, Mossy, or Stained Foundation? Beware of Moisture Damage!

Wet, Mossy, or Stained Foundation?  What does it mean, and how does moisture damage happen?

Prevent moisture damage to your home’s foundation.

Have you ever taken a look at your home’s foundation?  If you’re like most people, you probably have more pressing concerns.  That being said, a few minutes now might save you a load of time and money later, so Ram Jack of Texas recommends you take a few moments, and have a look around.  If you notice stains, moisture, moss, mold, or any other abnormalities, it may be a sign of lurking foundation damage.  The sooner you act, the more likely you are to prevent a serious issue.

Moisture Problems

If you see mildew, moss, or stains on your foundation, there’s only one thing to blame – moisture.  Moisture is the mortal enemy of your foundation, slowly deteriorating the soil around it along with the foundation itself to cause damage.  While it isn’t possible to keep your foundation completely free of moisture, there are steps you can take to prevent moisture damage.  Excessive moisture will eventually cause foundation problems, so if you’re worried about it, schedule a free foundation inspection with Ram Jack of Texas.  We’ll be happy to make recommendations and perform repairs.

Moisture Damage

Over time, the soil around your foundation gets wet and dries out, causing it to expand and contract.  These soil changes cause the foundation to crack, fracture, sag, and weaken.  Eventually, it may get bad enough that you start to notice sticky windows and doors, uneven and warped floors, or cracked and bulging walls.  If you see any of these telltale signs of moisture damage to the foundation in your home, act quick.  Call Ram Jack of Texas, and we’ll use our years of training and experience to diagnose your problem.

Prevent Foundation Problems Before They Happen

The best medicine is prevention, so the best thing you can do to protect your home is to prevent moisture damage to your foundation before it starts.  Consider installing drain lines where needed, grading your yard to keep moisture away from the foundation, installing diverters along with rain gutters, and removing tree root systems from around your foundation.

If you notice any potential foundation issues or are worried about your foundation for any reason, give Ram Jack of Texas a call.  We’ll be happy to perform a free foundation inspection and let you know if and what you may need to do to protect your home.