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How Serious is a Horizontal Foundation Crack?

How Serious is a Horizontal Foundation Crack?

02 Oct 9:12 pm by My Foundation Repairs

A large horizontal crack running across your basement foundation wall is cause for concern. However, the crack doesn’t mean your foundation is doomed. Plate anchors can repair your wall. Water Pressure Causes Cracks Horizontal foundation cracks are signs of serious problems. The cracks are caused by hydrostatic pressure, which is water pressure pushing your foundation […] READ MORE

What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls?

What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls?

19 Sep 9:20 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The white, chalky, powdery stuff on your basement walls is efflorescence. It isn’t toxic, but it could be a sign of water problems. In French, the phrase means “to flower out,” and the white residue is known for its fluffy composition. How does efflorescence form? Efflorescence is the deposit of water-soluble salts left on masonry […] READ MORE

5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now

5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now

16 Sep 3:55 pm by My Foundation Repairs

There are some things in life you should wait for, foundation repair is not one of those. The best time to repair your foundation is now.  Common signs your foundation needs help include leaning or bowing walls, water issues, doors or windows that stick or won’t close, sagging floors, or cracks in your ceiling or […] READ MORE

Why Are My Front Steps Sinking?

Why Are My Front Steps Sinking?

27 Aug 6:15 am by My Foundation Repairs

The lazy days of summer are a great time to sit on your front porch sipping lemonade and visiting with neighbors. But does something seem off? Are your front steps sinking, tipping, tilting, settling or pulling away from your foundation? What’s causing this? There are a variety of problems that can develop in the stairs […] READ MORE

Why is My Chimney Leaning?

Why is My Chimney Leaning?

22 Aug 6:35 am by My Foundation Repairs

Crooked or askew chimneys might be spooky on a witch’s house or charming on a gingerbread house. But if it’s your chimney’s that’s tilting, it could be a sign of serious foundation problems. Masonry chimneys are very heavy, and the weight is concentrated in a small area. To accommodate for the weight, the structure is […] READ MORE

Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues

Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues

20 Aug 4:42 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Majestic trees in your front yard may add beauty and shade to your property, but what’s going on beneath the surface? Are the root systems damaging your home’s foundation? Trees can bring many benefits to your property. They add to the curb appeal, and by providing shade, they can reduce your energy costs. How Do […] READ MORE

Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt?

Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt?

30 Jul 4:53 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Used correctly, rain gutters can help product your home’s foundation. However, poorly maintained or incorrectly directed, the gutter system can leave your home on unsettled ground. Your home’s gutter system is designed to capture water as it runs off your roof, either in the form of rain or melting snow. The water flows into gutters, […] READ MORE

Decoding Concrete Block Cracks

Decoding Concrete Block Cracks

23 Jul 3:33 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Cracks in concrete blocks in your basement foundation don’t have to be a mystery. The types of concrete block cracks can help you decode your foundation issues. Concrete or cinder blocks are known as “concrete masonry units” (CMU) in the building industry. In a foundation wall, the blocks are joined together by mortar. Concrete block […] READ MORE

Does My Foundation Need Push Piers?

Does My Foundation Need Push Piers?

18 Jul 9:05 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Is your foundation sinking? Are your walls sagging? Push piers can give your home the lift and stabilization it needs. To do so, a bracket is placed under your foundation. Steel piles (rods) are then driven beneath the structure until they hit the load-bearing strata. (Also known as “bedrock,” “claystone” or “sandstone.”) The process is […] READ MORE

Drought Tough on Foundations

Drought Tough on Foundations

16 Jul 7:41 am by My Foundation Repairs

Drought and periods of extremely dry weather can be just as tough on your foundation as excess rain and floodwaters. The soil around your home is an ever-changing entity. Certain soil types, like clay, are particularly sensitive to the amount of moisture in the ground. When there’s a lot of moisture in the ground, the […] READ MORE

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