COVID | Staying Home Makes Foundations Troubles More Noticeable

woman with mask onSpending time at home has made many of us realize our foundations need work.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re staying home more, and all those hours at home has made us realize our foundations could use some work. Searches for the phrase “contractors near me” have increased this year, and the foundation experts at My Foundation Repairs are available to solve your home problems.

Our homes are our castles, but during this pandemic, they’re also our workspace, our schools, our child care centers, and our staycation destinations. Our world has suddenly contracted to within the four walls of our home.

For homeowners with foundation issues, all that time at home can literally make it seem like the walls are closing in.

However, more than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic is a great time to consider foundation repairs.

Staying At Home Means Time to Meet With Contractors

Before COVID, some homeowners realized they needed a contractor to look at their foundation, yet kept making excuses to delay the call. Long work hours, children’s afterschool activities and family demands meant there was never a “good time” to meet with a contractor.

Now, spending all day at home means you have time to block out a few moments to meet with a contractor. There’s no rushing home from the office to discuss an estimate. You’re already home. The flexibility of working from home makes it easy to schedule times to meet with the contractor.

My Foundation Repairs contractors make safety a priority. We know many are cautious about welcoming others to their homes during this time. We want to ensure everyone remains healthy and safe. Feel free to ask us about the safety precautions we have in place when you schedule your FREE estimate.

Extended Time At Home Can Make You Sick

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates indoor air may be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air, yet even before COVID, we spent 90% of our lives indoors.

Basements contain dust and dirt, the type of organic content necessary for fungal growth. That fungal growth causes mold and mildew.

Air circulates in our home, meaning those mold and mildew spores in our basement can travel upwards to our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

As a result, you and your family may be susceptible to Sick Building Syndrome, a medical condition where people feel sick or unwell for no apparent reason.

Common signs may include:

water seeping in basementDon’t let a wet basement make you sick.

  • Headache
  • Dry Cough
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Eye, Throat, or Nose Irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Itcy, Dry Skin
  • General Feelings of Malaise
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty Concentrating

At My Foundation Repairs, our experts can solve your wet basement problems. Our waterproofing solutions will ensure your home stays dry and healthy.

Americans Are Using Stimulus Money For Home Projects

The combination of time at home and stimulus checks from the U.S. government has led to an increase of home improvement projects. Many homeowners are taking advantage of the stimulus payment as a way to update their home.

Our network of contractors means we have contractors who are local to you, so not only does using your stimulus money to improve your home increase your home’s value, but it also helps local businesses.

At My Foundation Repairs, our contractors are your friends and neighbors. We’re members of your community, and spending stimulus dollars locally helps strengthen our communities for the future.

We’re Needing More Livable Space

Admit it, all the time at home with your family can make it clear a little less “togetherness” is needed. For many homeowners, the idea of finishing a basement to create more livable space is ideal.

Creating that dream man cave, craft room, teen hangout, or extra living space requires a strong starting point.

My Foundation Repair contractors can waterproof your basement to keep your new living space dry. We’re also experts at fixing wall cracks, bowing walls, and other foundation concerns.

Call us today to learn how My Foundation Repairs’ contractors can solve your foundation problems.