In the fall of 2013, South Jersey Waterproofing was called to a home in Haddonfield, NJ, because the homeowner found water in the basement, thought their foundation was crumbling and noticed mildew on the foundation walls. To help stabilize the foundation and prevent water from further damaging their home, we performed a few services:
- Installed an interior basement drain system
- Installed a sump pump
- Performed a masonry restoration, including coating the foundation walls, and an exterior foundation cement parge and sealant above and below grade
Masonry restoration is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a home. Coincidentally, it’s also something that only some homeowners are familiar with. So, if you need to restore the masonry on your property, like the above house in Haddonfield, NJ, here’s everything you need to know about this service:
Masonry restoration is rare, but it’s essential to maintain the value of your home.
Masonry restoration is a job for professionals like the South Jersey Waterproofing team. It’s not the most common of services, but it is essential to maintain the value of your home.
Masonry restoration typically involves removing loose or flaking mortar, damaged mortar joints, deteriorated grout, cracks in the stone or brick, and damaged architectural features such as arches and columns. These damaged parts are replaced with new healthy ones and sealed correctly to ensure integrity.
Most customers think it can be hard to get quality masonry services because most contractors are busy with larger jobs like new construction or remodeling projects where they have more experience than restoration work. However, the South Jersey Waterproofing team utilizes professionals with YEARS of experience in masonry (not subcontractors) to perform this work expertly, quickly, and efficiently.
Reducing Mildew Growth
One of the other issues we ran into on this job was mildew and mold.
Mold remediation is different from mold removal. Mold remediation is the process of removing mold from a home or building. It involves using special equipment and knowledge about how to safely clean up the mold to prevent any further health problems for anyone living in or around the affected area.
Because this work requires special equipment and procedures, you must hire a professional who knows what they’re doing and not just go it alone. Suppose you choose someone who isn’t experienced in this field. In that case, they could exacerbate your problem by spreading spores throughout other parts of your house or building while trying to get rid of them without taking proper safety precautions first (which would make it worse still).
For any masonry restoration or mildew reduction needs – don’t hesitate to call Haddonfield, NJ’s number one waterproofing specialist: South Jersey Waterproofing. Call us at (856) 428-8271 today or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment with our team!