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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

Have you heard about Polypier®?

Have you heard about Polypier®?

25 Jun 7:02 pm by My Foundation Repairs

We've had a lot of callers asking about concrete cracks and settling concrete recently. With all the wet weather around the country, there has been a rise in concrete problems. Most people think that means replacing that concrete. Other people have heard a newer, more cost effective solution: Polypier.  READ MORE

Finding a Foundation Repair Company

Finding a Foundation Repair Company

19 Jun 8:16 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Foundation repairs can be intimidating. If your home or business is experiencing issues, you may already be hesitant to look for a foundation repair contractor simply because of cost or other reasons. You do not want to invest in repairs that fail or don’t provide you with peace of mind, so we want to make […] READ MORE

Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards

Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards

15 May 9:41 pm by My Foundation Repairs

We have all been there. You are walking out to your car in the driveway and all of a sudden you trip over your sidewalk. The concrete has begun to sink and the lip of the next slab catches your toe. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, tripping hazards like these can cause […] READ MORE

Dangers of Landscaping

Dangers of Landscaping

8:07 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Spring is the perfect time to begin planting and landscaping. Flowers, shrubs, bushes, and trees can be a great addition to your property. Whether it be your home or your business, adding a bit of greenery can be a great thing! It makes your property look beautiful. However, planting and landscaping needs to be planned […] READ MORE

Flooding Along the Mississippi

Flooding Along the Mississippi

7:31 pm by My Foundation Repairs

If you live in the Midwest, it is likely you have heard about or even seen the flooding that has been taking place along the Mississippi River. Records for water levels have been broken and only recently have many areas seen any sort of relief. Even with flood walls along the bank and around the […] READ MORE

Concrete Piles: Methods of Installation

Concrete Piles: Methods of Installation

18 Feb 5:21 pm by My Foundation Repairs

To overcome the problem of not reaching proper depth many of the pressed concrete piling contractors have devised methods to help the pile drive through the soil. One such method is placing a cone shaped piece on the bottom of the leading concrete cylinder. This is supposed to overcome the resistance of pressing a flat […] READ MORE

Contractor 101: When the Job’s Done

Contractor 101: When the Job’s Done

14 Feb 8:31 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Keeping Records Keep all paperwork related to your project in one place. This includes copies of the contract, change orders and correspondence with your home improvement professionals. Keep a log or journal of all phone calls, conversations and activities. These records are especially important if you have problems with your project — during or after […] READ MORE

Contractor 101: Don’t Get Scammed

Contractor 101: Don’t Get Scammed

8:26 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The “Home Improvement” Loan Scam A contractor calls or knocks on your door and offers to install a new roof or remodel your kitchen at a price that sounds reasonable. You tell him you’re interested, but can’t afford it. He tells you it’s no problem — he can arrange financing through a lender he knows. […] READ MORE

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