Foundation Repair Methods – The Good and the Bad

07/19/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair Methods – The Good and the Bad Understanding the positives and negatives of each foundation repair method will help with your decision when picking a foundation repair contractor. Some contractors advertise that they can put in every type of piering system whiles others concentrate on just one or two piering methods. The “jack…

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Ignoring Foundation Repair

06/27/2009

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Ignoring Foundation Repair Foundation repair is not something most of us like to think about. We tend to ignore it and hope that fixes itself. Foundation problems can be a stressful, potentially costly endeavor filled with uncertainty. Particularly if not done under the direction of a professional contractor or foundation engineer. Foundation repair is needed when…

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Is your Basement Wet?

06/27/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks, Waterproofing

Is your Basement Wet? Having water in your basement is never a good thing. From structural deterioration to mold growth, wet basements create a number of problems for your home. When you have wet basement problems, it’s critical to get your basement dry and keep it that way. In addition to standard basement waterproofing strategies,…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

06/21/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, New Foundation Construction

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act On February 17, 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 made significant changes to the energy efficiency tax credits. These changes apply to products “placed in service” in 2009. The highlights are: Tax credits that were previously effective for 2009, have been extended to 2010 as well. The…

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New Crawl Space Repair Bracket

05/29/2009

All Articles, Crawl Space Repair, Foundation Repair

New Crawl Space Repair Bracket Earth Contact Products is proud to introduce it newest piering system in their lineup of steel push piers. The ECP Perfect Pier is a patented concentric resistance pier for the foundation repair market. It’s perfect for crawl space repair. The pier is designed to be placed and installed below the…

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ECP Announces Customer Appreciation Dinner

05/20/2009

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ECP Announces Customer Appreciation Dinner Earth Contact Products is pleased to announce the 2010 Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner in Las Vegas, NV on February 2nd 2010. This annual event has always been a highlight for many that attend the World of Concrete Convention and this year ECP has changed venues from the VooDoo Café to the…

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New Patent for Foundation Repair Industry

05/19/2009

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New Patent for Foundation Repair Industry Earth Contact Products recently announced their latest patented product for underpinning foundations. The pier includes a pier shaft and a bracket mounted to the top of the pier shaft that supports the weight of the foundation along with a pair of braces that extend laterally from the pier shaft…

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Is your Home Showing Signs of Foundation Problems?

05/19/2009

All Articles, Crawl Space Repair, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks

Is your Home Showing Signs of Foundation Problems? Is your home telling you that you have a foundation problem? Is there water in your basement or crawl space? Are your basement walls wet? Are your walls cracking? If you can answer yes to any of the previous questions, you need to contact a foundation repair…

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Steel Pier Foundation Repair

05/01/2009

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Foundation Repair

Steel Pier Foundation Repair Earth Contact Products’ Steel Piers™ were selected to support and restore an office building after the owner determined that the entire structure had settled between 1/8 inch and 3-5/8 inches. The settlement was most likely caused by consolidation of fill soil on the lot. Merit Structures and Restoration Company from Midvale,…

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Concrete Pile – Too Good to be True? Part 1

04/29/2009

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Concrete Pile – Too Good to be True? Part 1 Segmented concrete pile, also known as pressed concrete piles, have been used for many years around the country–especially in Texas. They were originally designed for foundation repair in Texas due to the expansive nature of the clay soils located in many parts of the state.…

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