What the Farmers Almanac says about Home Repairs

08/22/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

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

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

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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Foundation Repair Methods – The Good and the Bad

07/19/2009

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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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