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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

What are Basement Weep Holes?

What are Basement Weep Holes?

10 Jul 9:51 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Water enters a basement through cracks and crevices, so purposely drilling holes in your walls as a way to prevent water damage seems foolish. Yet that’s exactly what weep holes are designed to do. If your basement has a block foundation, weep holes can be a key element of waterproofing. Basement walls constructed of cinder […] READ MORE

10 Ways Water Enters Your Basement

10 Ways Water Enters Your Basement

03 Jul 7:54 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Your basement’s damp, it’s musty and there may even be puddles or small rivers on the floor. But how does water get into your basement? Water follows gravity and prefers the path of least resistance. So if there’s a gap, crack or open space, water will find its way in. Here are the 10 most […] READ MORE

Hot, Dry Weather Can Impact Your Home’s Foundation

Hot, Dry Weather Can Impact Your Home’s Foundation

02 Jul 3:48 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Summer is in full swing. The hot, dry weather can impact your home’s foundation. But how can it affect your foundation? We will teach you about the problems with heat on your foundation. Soil Shrinkage When the temperature gets hot and dry, the soil becomes dehydrated. Typically, the soil around your home’s foundation is slightly […] READ MORE

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