What Are the Signs of a Bad Foundation?

03/10/2022

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What Are the Signs of a Bad Foundation? A bad foundation can spell disaster for your home. Not only can it cause your home to collapse, but it can also lead to water damage and mold growth. If you think your home might have foundation problems, it’s important to know the signs of a bad…

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STEPS TO WATERPROOFING

03/08/2022

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STEPS TO WATERPROOFING Determine whether water problem is an interior or exterior problem. Common sources of moisture problems on the interior are humidifiers, unvented clothes dryers, showering, and cooking. Make sure all areas are vented properly. Check inbound water lines for leaks, a licensed plumber may be needed for repairs. This is rarely the cause…

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ENGINEERING WATERPROOFING TIPS

03/03/2022

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ENGINEERING WATERPROOFING TIPS Many homeowners in northeastern Kansas have reported that their house foundations are sinking as a result of the drought the area is experiencing, says Robert L. Parsons, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Kansas . The eastern third of Kansas tends to have more clay soils than…

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ARE YOU HAVING FOUNDATION PROBLEMS?

03/03/2022

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ARE YOU HAVING FOUNDATION PROBLEMS? Foundation settling or shifting can be caused by many variables. Before any repairs can be made, these variables need to be identified and understood. In medical communities, the saying is “cure the disease, and then treat the symptoms”. This applies to foundation repair also, we need to find out what…

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Can a Floating Foundation be Repaired?

02/20/2022

Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Whether you’re talking about a floating foundation or a slab foundation, the definition is the same. A floating or slab foundation is a foundation that doesn’t use footings and the foundation is a poured concrete slab that extends just below the frost line (the depth in the soil to which groundwater is most likely to…

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How Does Cold Weather Affect a Foundation?

02/10/2022

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How Does Cold Weather Affect a Foundation? While many are looking forward to spring, there are still a few weeks of winter left. Melting snow, freezing temps, and late blizzards are all triggers for seasonal foundation concerns. There are a few different ways that cold weather can affect your foundation. Learn how to spot the…

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Is It Safe to Live in a House with Foundation Problems?

01/20/2022

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Is It Safe to Live in a House with Foundation Problems? Whether you’re getting ready to buy a house or you have just gotten comfortable in your forever home, foundation problems aren’t always at the front of every homeowner’s mind. However, paying attention to signs around the home might indicate that foundation repair is on…

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What Type of Foundations are Used for Commercial Buildings?

01/10/2022

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What Type of Foundations are Used for Commercial Buildings? When it comes to foundations, commercial foundations rely on elements like soil conditions and construction size as much as residential foundations. Where the two differ, however, is when you begin to factor in load-bearing capacity. Commercial foundations are the most important part of a structure because…

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Why is Fixing My Crawl Space Important?

12/20/2021

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Why is Fixing My Crawl Space Important? Homeowners may think the crawl space is just a place under a home, but it actually has a very specific purpose. Crawl spaces help circulate air throughout your home, keeping the air inside your home fresh and homey, preventing any unwanted odor from permeating into your everyday lives.…

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When is the Best Time to Get My Foundation Repaired?

12/10/2021

Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

When is the Best Time to Get My Foundation Repaired? Have you been noticing issues around your home that may be signs of foundation problems? Maybe you have cracks in your walls that you’re afraid will get bigger, or maybe you’ve noticed that your chimney is separating from your home. These issues can feel very…

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