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How Local New Construction Methods Affect Foundation Repair

clock October 14, 2014 10:02 by author

Local Construction Methods Do Affect Your Foundation

New construction piersFoundation repair methods are often determined by local new construction building practices. Steel push piers are the predominate foundation repair methods for basement and crawlspace homes, whereas push piers and underpinning helical piers split in their use by foundation repair contractors for slab on grade homes.  As the article below, from the National Association of Home Builders, indicates home building practices varies greatly across the nation. As home building practices vary so do foundation repair methods. 54% of homes are built on concrete slabs, while 34% of homes are built with basements and 15% of homes are built with a crawl space. For more information about the best foundation repair methods, visit www.MyFoundationRepairs.com

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Foundation Repair Cost

clock February 10, 2014 10:17 by author
Foundation repair costs include the amount of damage and the type of repair method. My Foundation Repairs provides a detailed estimate for your project.

The Cost of Foundation Repair

Foundation settlement is nothing to ignore. It can lead to major structural problems within your home. Foundation repair costs depends on how extensive the damage is and what method is needed to get the repair done. To confidently determine the cause of foundation damage and determine what foundatiaon repair is needed, it is impotant to have an experienced foudnation contradctor inspect your home and foundation and give you the best solution and best products for your foundation repair needs. The professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing has the experience and knowledge to give you the the facts regarding what is needed for your foundation repair. 

It is important to have a trustworthy foundation repair and waterproofing contractor who can provide you with the inspection and service you need for your foundation repair. While there are many differing opinions regarding how to repair a foundadtion and which solutions are best, My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing can provide you with a better understanding about your foundation repair needs. 

Repairing Rather Than Replacing 

It is a myth that replacing a damaged foundation with a new foundation is a more long-lasting solution than repairing the foundation. This is a needless huge cost to homeowners. An experienced foundation repair contractor can determine what has caused the foundation damage and correct the problem by using foundation repair products such as steel push piers and helical piers. The products used by My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products made in the industry. When these products are installed, the foundadtion can be leveled back to its original position. The results is a permanent repair that completed more quickly and for less cost than total replacement. 

When you think of foundation repair, you probably think you are going to need to empy your saving account to pay for it. The cost of the foundation repair depends on what the problem is and what it takes to get the foundation repair done. Determining the true cause of your foundadtion settlement can save you time and money. Let the professionals at My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing inspect youe home and diagnose the problem and give your the best solution at the best cost for your repair needs. 

Not all Contractors are Created Equal

It is important to contact a foundadtion repair contractor that is properly licensed and insured. This insures that they have the proper training. When you contact My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing, you will be getting a highly trained professional that will inspect your home and give you the solution needed to get your repair needs done. Finding out by a professional the true cause of your foundation settlement can save you time and money. Let a trained professional identify your foundation needs. 

Just as not all contractors are created equal, not all foundation repair products are made equally. There is not just one choice of

foundation repair product for all situations. Inferior products will only cost you money in the future. The products used by the contractors at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing use only the best products made in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry.

At the first sign of foundation problems, call the professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing. The sooner the problem is identified, the less it will cost in the long run. Waiting too long to get the repair done, will end up costing you more for the repair. Don't let the cost of foundation repair scare you. Repairing a settling foundation will keep your investment in the top-dollar range. Contact us today for a free estimate.



Foundation Problems Explained

clock October 28, 2013 04:43 by author
Know the warning signs of foundation problems such as bowing walls, leaning chimneys, leaning walls, and wall cracks.

Foundation Problems: What to Look For

Foundation settlement is the movement of a home or building to a point below its original position. This is usually caused by the shifting or compaction of the underlying soil. This can be caused by changes in soil conditions and moisture content, construction on previously disturbed soil or backfill. Knowing the signs of foundation problems before they become an even bigger problem will save you time and money in the long run. Early warning signs can be easy to spot if you are aware of changes happening in and around your home. Some are easier than others to notice. A sinking or sloping floor can be pretty obvious. You may think that because a door or window is hard to open, it's just old window frames or dried paint. Windows and/or doors that become hard to open or latch is another sign that more investigation needs to be done to your foundation. Other signs are: cracks in walls, especially over a doorway or window, cracks in tile or vinyl floors, leaning walls or bowing walls, leaning chimney, garage cracks, and slab cracks

If you are aware of any of these signs, a little more investigation is needed by going outside and looking down the length of your foundation and notice if it is straight or if there are any bulges or divots. If you see bulges or divots, it is a sign that your foundation has shifted. Next, check the walls and see if there are any signs of bowing or leaning. If so, this means that the soil has contracted and expanded causing pressure against the walls. Underlying soil expands when it gets wet and shrinks when it dries. This causes voids underneath the foundaiton causing it to shift or settle. 

Basements and crawlspaces should be checked to make sure that the posts are straight and are firm underneath the beams they support. Check to see if framing is wet or if there are puddles forming. If that is the case, it is a sign of poor drainage around the foundation. This poor drainage can also cause the soil beneath the foundation to shift or settle.

 

Concrete Cracks and What They Mean

Concrete and block foundations normally have a few cracks because it shrinks when it cures causing it to crack. These hairline cracks are not signs of foundation problems, However, if a crack is wider than a quarter inch, or you see stairstep cracks in the masonary joints, these concrete cracks are signs of foundation settlement. Another sign that a crack is of concern is if they are horizontal. This is an indication that water-saturated soil has frozen and expanded causing it to push the concrete in and breaking it. 

Solutions

By recognizing any of the signs of foundation settlement, this will give you a heads up if you are looking at a home to buy, or for your existing home's safety. A foundation repair engineer, can analyze the situation and suggest a solution. My Foundation Repairs will send an expert in your area to examine your foundation and answer any questions you have. The experienced foundation repair specialists use only the best underpinning products in the industry. The steel push piers, helical piers, plate anchors or any product that is needed for foundation repair are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufaturer of foundation repair and basement waterproofing in the industry. 

My Foundation Repairs is committed to giving homeowners the most qualified and experienced foundation repair contractor in the area that uses only the best products available to repair any of your foundation problems. For a free estimate from an expert in your area, contact My Foundation Repairs today!

 



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