Summer Tips for Home Maintenance
Enjoy the Warm Wisconsin Weather with an Improved Home!
Summer is the best time to take care of all your home maintenance projects. For Wisconsin homeowners, it’s because the weather will rarely be better for doing lots of outdoor work. Mudtech contractors want to make sure your home is ready for the rest of the year with a few summer maintenance tips and services.
Get Your Concrete or Asphalt Driveway Level
During the summer months, it’s easier to tell if your driveway is still level than when it’s covered up by snow and ice. Shifting soil or water creates voids in the ground, causing concrete slabs to sink down. If this is not repaired, the concrete may crack from the pressure and need to be replaced completely. To prevent this from happening, there are several options you can take. One is to have your entire driveway ripped up, filled with gravel, and then poured over with new concrete. This can take a lot of time and cost a lot of money, not to mention make your entire driveway unusable for some time. A more affordable and efficient solution is mudjacking.
While we specialize in driveway mudjacking services, we provide repairs for all sunken, twisted, or uneven concrete problems at your home or business. Concrete steps, patios, walkways, pool decks, and garage floors will all benefit from our expert mudjacking. Mudtech uses cement hybrid mixes for more superior results. This means longer lasting support for your entire home’s concrete.
Asphalt driveway repair is also available through Mudtech. We utilize infrared repair and remove/replace to repair potholes and sunken sections of asphalt.
Waterproof Your Wisconsin Basement
Are you wondering why water is in your basement? You might think your basement is safe because it isn’t near any large bodies of water. Yet all it takes is some rain reaching the water table to turn your basement into a private pool.
The first step is to check your home’s drainage system. There are two main types of drains: interior and exterior. If your exterior drainage is working correctly, your interior drains will not be needed. Outdoor systems are designed to divert water away from your home, acting as the first line of defense from flood damage. Grading around your house, gutters, and even your roof all redirect water away from your vulnerable foundation.
The plumbing in your house should be regularly maintained to prevent burst pipes and leaks. One risk many homeowners are unaware of is from sump pump itself. Normally, the pump is responsible for preventing floods from heavy rain. Yet dirt, gravel, sand, and other debris can clog the pipes and cause water to build up.
Basement waterproofing from Mudtech can last up to 10 years. That means 10 years of a comfortable, dry basement living area to enjoy.
Check for Foundation Support Repairs
Some basement damage may not be as obvious as standing water. If moisture is seeping through the concrete walls of your home, cracks may begin to form in the foundation. Damage to walls can lead to the concrete bowing, weakening the foundation of your home. Mudtech contractors will repair your walls by installing steel stabilization beams. These beams are added directly to the floor joists to increase the stability of your foundation and walls at the same time.
If cracks have already formed in the foundation, Mudtech offers epoxy and urethane injection foam repairs. The mixture is flexible, meaning the foam is able to expand and contract with the foundation of your home. Checking your basement for cracks in summer will reveal any damage which might have occured from water during spring rains and winter snow.