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The Chicken or The Egg – or The Farmer?

clock September 30, 2009 13:22 by author blogadmin
By hiring a foundation contractor, you can eliminate foundation problems such as doors that stick, brick veneer cracks, water damage, and drywall cracks.

  

When it comes to the age old question which came first the chicken or the egg, many have forgotten about the farmer. Without the farmers experience, technical skills and general knowledge we would not know what to do with chickens or eggs.

 

This same general principal applies to problems with your foundation. The waterproofers will tell you that they can solve your problems and the foundation repair experts will tell you they can solve your problems, but without a foundation engineer you will not know the correct direction to go. In hiring a professional engineer you are purchasing knowledge, experience and unbiased professionalism to guide you through your project with only your homes best interest at heart.

 

Foundation settlement can be a difficult thing to assess or even notice right away. More likely you will notice doors and windows sticking, cracks in brick veneer, drywall cracks or water in your basement. Without proper measuring and assessment to determine the cause and best corrective action just raising your home may or may not solve the problem.

 

Similarly, stopping or redirecting water around your foundation may or may not stop foundation movement or potential failures. Is the water, the cause or the symptom? A professional engineer will identify the causes of foundation problems and then layout a plan to solve your individual issues whether they are water problems or if you need foundation repairs.

 

Remember, the chickens and the eggs cannot do anything without the farmers, to find a foundation engineer in your area visit www.foundationengineersnetwork.com.



ECP - Foundation Repair Workshop

clock September 29, 2009 03:49 by author blogadmin
ECP (Earth Contact Products) held their annual Foundation Repair Workshop that helped experts improve their business skills.

 

On September 22nd and 23rd, Earth Contact Products held their annual Foundation Repair Workshop in Kansas City. This workshop, intended to improve the business skills of foundation repair installing experts, had overwhelming attendance considering the economic climate. "Obviously ECP installing contractors are having a very good year, compared to their competitors" said Jeff Tully, GM of ECP. "The have come from around the country to learn how to be better and share ways to expand their level of service with each other" continued Tully.

The two day workshop covered subjects ranging from Advertising and Marketing to New Products and Services offered by Earth Contact Products. "The introduction of our concentric push pier has been a big hit" said Weston Opat of ECP. Opat went on to say "the ECP Model 200 is a concentric style pier designed for hard to reach foundation locations and crawlspace leveling work. It is the strongest concentric resistance pier on the market and features the ECP Manifold Lifting System that our other eccentric piers have been using for years."

Highlights, besides new product introductions included a night at the ballpark. All attendees were given the opportunity to attend the Boston RedSox vs Kansas City Royals baseball game at the newly renovated Royals Stadium. It was a great time for installing contractors to network and discuss business issues with others in their industry. The evening was complete when Zach Greinkie won his 15th game of the season with a 5-1 victory of the BoSox.



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