5 Home Repairs You Should Not Ignore

10/23/2009

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5 Home Repairs You Should Not Ignore Consumer Reports Magazine: June 2009 This article is the archived version of a report that appeared in June 2009 Consumer Reports magazine.  5 Home Repairs You Should Not Ignore Use our expert advice to stop trouble in its tracks. You might be tempted to put off fixing your…

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Hybrid – The New Foundation Repair Marketing Term

10/14/2009

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Hybrid – The New Foundation Repair Marketing Term The service industry has always relied on marketing to promote their wares and service. Sometimes the truth is stretched in these promotions to create excitement in the consumer. Often times these promoters attach themselves to keywords or terms that are in vogue. Recently this has happened in…

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Building Swales to Protect your Home

10/04/2009

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Building Swales to Protect your Home A swale is a broad channel used for the movement and temporary storage of runoff. They can be made of concrete or formed with natural materials. Swales are the best way to move large amounts of water away from your home. Swales also can move a portion of the…

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The Chicken or The Egg – or The Farmer?

09/30/2009

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The Chicken or The Egg – or The Farmer? When it comes to the age old question, “Which came first the chicken or the egg?”, many have forgotten about the farmer. Without the farmers experience, technical skills, and general knowledge we would not know what to do with chickens or eggs. This same general principal…

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ECP – Foundation Repair Workshop

09/29/2009

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ECP – Foundation Repair Workshop On September 22nd and 23rd, Earth Contact Products held their annual Foundation Repair Workshop in Kansas City. This workshop, intended to improve the business skills of foundation repair installing experts, had overwhelming attendance considering the economic climate. “Obviously ECP installing contractors are having a very good year, compared to their…

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What the Farmers Almanac says about Home Repairs

08/22/2009

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What the Farmers Almanac says about Home Repairs According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the Best Days for Home Repair are upon us. The 2009 Farmers Almanac reports that the time frame to perform home repairs are August 21 to October 19. Do not hesitate, schedule your foundation repair and other home improvement projects to take…

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Waterproofing to Repair your Foundation

08/16/2009

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Waterproofing to Repair your Foundation When it comes to structural foundation repairs, the most common damage is due to water. Water or the lack thereof causes many problems, from settling, to bowed basement walls, to cracks and heaving. There are differing ways that water can get affect your foundation. Steps to Prevention: Waterproofing your basement…

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Texas Foundation Repair and Soaker Hoses

08/16/2009

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Texas Foundation Repair and Soaker Hoses Watering your Foundation with Soaker Hoses It has been well established that foundation failures are widespread, especially in the state of Texas. Many experts claim that in most cases foundation failures are the result of an unregulated building industry, unskilled labor, and builders cutting corners for the sake of…

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Engineers and Foundation Repairs

07/31/2009

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Engineers and Foundation Repairs Overview of the Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations By the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers  Objectives The most common purpose of an engineering evaluation of a residential foundation is to assess its performance. This involves observation and evaluation of cosmetic (nonstructural) distress and…

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Water Drainage and Waterproofing

07/30/2009

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Water Drainage and Waterproofing If you want a dry basement and a sound foundation, you must have an adequate foundation drainage system. The water content in the soil surrounding your house can fluctuate seasonally. There is always a point at which you can dig and hit water. Geologists often refer to this as the water…

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